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Translation of underestimate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/ˌʌndərˈestəmeɪt; ˌʌndərˈestɪmeɪt/
  • 1.1 (guess too low) they underestimated the cost by $500 calcularon el costo en 500 dólares menos de lo que correspondía, al calcular el costo se quedaron cortos en 500 dólares 1.2 (underrate) [difficulty/importance] subestimar; [person] subestimar, menospreciar
    Example sentences
    • She said it was important not to underestimate the impact of binge drinking - particularly among young women.
    • Earlier estimates may simply have underestimated the true cost.
    • Therefore it is important not to underestimate the replacement value of everything inside your house that is not fixed to the walls.
    Example sentences
    • I personally have been underestimating him for two years.
    • If she does that same type of preparation, she could impress people who are underestimating her.
    • I mean, the people who underestimate him are the same people who underestimated the former mayor.


/ˌʌndərˈestəmət; ˌʌndərˈestɪmət/
  • cálculo (masculine) demasiado bajo

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