American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To rate too low; underestimate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rate too low; rate below the value; undervalue.
- n. A price less than the true value.
- Being below the standard; inferior.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To rate too low; to rate below the value; to undervalue.
- n. A price less than the value.
- v. make too low an estimate of
- under- + rate (Wiktionary)
“Thousands of misleading mortgages to easily fooled people hopeful at the chance to own a home WITH Wall Street gambling on them, against them AND improperly insuring them after paying ratings companies to underrate the risk to goose the underwriting = what happened and why we're suffering. haren”
“Thousands of misleading mortgages to easily fooled people hopeful at the chance to own a home WITHOUT Wall Street gambling on them, against them AND improperly insuring them after paying ratings companies to underrate the risk to goose the underwriting = thousands of foreclosures, and the banks, for the most part, go on their merry way owning a lot more property than they previously did.”
“First, Michael Ratcliffe in The Times (London): Most British reviews have taken Mr. Vidal with total seriousness, up to a point, but to conclude, as some have, that Myra Breckinridge is a novel about sex as the source of all ultimate power is greatly to underrate its subtlety.”
“You underrate the firstlings of the heart, the rose and white blossoming, the call upon the senses and the readiness to respond and to fulfil, to give and to take, to be and make happy — the great pride and utter abandon which is young love.”
“If you don't like a writer, bad writing will let you imagine the worst and you underrate the thinking.”
“This lies at the intersection of the fact that reporters underrate the importance of the economy in determining political outcomes, reporters underrate the importance of the Fed in determining economic outcomes, and reporters underrate the importance of the other committee members in determining Fed policy.”
“February 16th, 2010 at 2: 16 pm and reporters underrate the importance of the other committee members in determining Fed policy.”
“But we should not underrate the hostility that "Phil the Greek" had to cope with.”
“The epigraph to the book The Happiness Project is a quotation from Robert Louis Stevenson: "There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.”
“White Cube Mason's Yard, SW1, to 9 JulSSTo state that Tadasu Takamine is a provocative artist is to underrate the profound sensitivity of the work.”
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