American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To report (income or crime statistics, for example) as being less than actually is the case.
- under- + report. (Wiktionary)
“One concern, Shrestha noted, is that the study relied on women to report how much they smoked and drank during pregnancy, and people often "underreport" any behavior they believe will be frowned upon.”
“Army, says troops under his command in Iraq did not intentionally underreport the number of civilians who were killed during his tenure, from mid-2004 until early 2007.”
“Also local residents have given accounts of having seen police throwing bodies of dead civilians into the river in an apparent attempt to underreport the number of dead.”
“Because people tend to underreport their weight, the percentage of people who are obese is probably higher than the statistics indicate.”
“Because people tend to underreport their weight, the percentage of people who are obese is probably even higher than the statistics indicate, experts say.”
“In public, people underreport their status (except single guys trying to pick up women at bars), and it has been difficult during bubble and bust to know exactly where one stood relative, but I think people are mostly very aware of their relative position to others.”
“Philadelphia-area psychologist Michael Bradley, who specializes in teens, says despite the survey's assurances of confidentiality, young people are not easily convinced and may underreport their sexual activity.”
“So Iowans are likely to underreport pain, the doctors were told.”
“Prosecutors have responded by launching a largescale, heavily publicized campaign against tax evaders, targeting everyone from doctors who underreport their income to large corporations and corrupt customs agents.”
“•The IRS has six years to audit your return if you underreport your gross income by 25% or more.”
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