transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [ability/opponent] subestimar 1.2(underrated past participle of/participio pasado de)[writer/play] no debidamente apreciado or valoradoMore example sentences
- But they underrated his ability to find allies and play the long game.
- Some conservationists felt the report underrated the quality of the threatened environment.
- How could they have so underrated the intelligence of the voters?
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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.