Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To assign too low a value to; underestimate.
  • transitive verb To have too little regard or esteem for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To value, rate, or estimate below the real worth. To esteem lightly; treat as of little worth; despise; hold in mean estimation.
  • noun A value below the proper or true value; a low estimate of worth; a price less than the real value.
  • noun Undervaluation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To value, rate, or estimate below the real worth; to depreciate.
  • transitive verb To esteem lightly; to treat as of little worth; to hold in mean estimation; to despise.
  • noun A low rate or price; a price less than the real worth; undervaluation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to underestimate, or assign too low a value to something
  • verb to have too little regard for someone

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb lose in value
  • verb esteem lightly
  • verb assign too low a value to

Etymologies

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under- +‎ value

Examples

  • The fourth loss of substance, which the Americans -- drawing as they do upon the over-peopled regions of Europe for fresh supplies -- are always inclined to undervalue, is the loss of at least 500,000 men, by death in battle, by diseases in the camp, and by all the fatigues, miseries, and privations incident to a state of war.

    London: Saturday, September 19, 1863

  • "Based on the current dividend of $0.60, RCL was yielding 1.70%, which represents the historical repetitive level of 'undervalue' for this company," Wright notes.

    Cruise With Value

  • While the Investment Quality Trends parameters of "undervalue" and "overvalue" dividend yields are repetitive over significant time periods, we would remind you that these levels are not inviolate.

    Blue Chip Bargains In A Dangerous Market

  • I think sometimes that one reason I’m not more successful is that I talk in plain English, and that makes people who are used to hearing jargon undervalue what I do.

    The curse of social media jargon

  • Investment Quality Trends calculates corresponding 'undervalue' and 'overvalue' levels for the overall market and individual dividend-paying stocks.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Granted we all "undervalue" long term adverse outcomes or apply questionable discount factors, which might be a more neutral way of putting it.

    An Englishman's Castle

  • Granted we all "undervalue" long term adverse outcomes or apply questionable discount factors, which might be a more neutral way of putting it.

    British Blogs

  • Granted we all "undervalue" long term adverse outcomes or apply questionable discount factors, which might be a more neutral way of putting it.

    An Englishman's Castle

  • Bankruptcy would have been their best option but, because they sold the house at an "undervalue", that route could be legally blocked.

    Personal finance and money news, analysis and comment | guardian.co.uk

  • "undervalue" the "inherent significance" of the parties campaign to ban civilian gun ownership.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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  • also n. 'An inadequate monetary value; an amount or price below the real value.' (OED) So in an 'undervalue transaction'.

    September 16, 2008