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Synonyms for understate
ˌʌn dərˈsteɪtun·der·state

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  1. understateverb

    Antonyms:
    overstate

  2. understateverb

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    overstate

  3. understateverb

    Antonyms:
    overstate

  4. understateverb

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    overstate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. understate, minimize, minimise, downplayverb

    represent as less significant or important

    Synonyms:
    belittle, denigrate, play down, minimise, downplay, minimize, derogate, background

    Antonyms:
    amplify, hyperbolise, exaggerate, magnify, hyperbolize, overstate, overdraw

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. understateverb

    Synonyms:
    state too low

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "understate":

    underestimate, minimize

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How to use understate in a sentence?

  1. Mike Anderson:

    The offers are not credible, significantly understate the company’s true value and are not in the best interests of our shareholders.

  2. Marta Murray-Close:

    Survey researchers have long known that peoples' desire to present themselves in a positive light may lead them to understate socially undesirable behaviors and overstate socially desirable behaviors, some people who give inaccurate answers on surveys may know they're distorting the truth, but many people probably do it unconsciously.

  3. Ernest Mezak:

    (President Vladimir) Putin said in April that regional leaders will be held responsible for failure to contain coronavirus outbreaks. This is what I think forces regional officials to understate the spread of coronavirus.

  4. This Is Spinal Tap:

    David I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a *dwarf*. Alright That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.

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Translations for understate

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  • untertreibenGerman
  • subestimarSpanish
  • vähätelläFinnish
  • niedookreślić, niedomówićPolish
  • недооценивать, преуменьшать, занижатьRussian

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