Definition of underrate in US English:

underrate

verb

[with object]often as adjective underrated
  • Underestimate the extent, value, or importance of (someone or something)

    ‘a very underrated film’
    • ‘I still feel this was one of the most underrated albums of the last twenty years.’
    • ‘In the opinion of many, Scott remains one of the most underrated artists of his generation.’
    • ‘Six years on it has become a cult movie, arguably the most original and underrated British film of the past two decades.’
    • ‘Some conservationists felt the report underrated the quality of the threatened environment.’
    • ‘It was my final year of high school and I was a decent if largely underrated runner.’
    • ‘Being open with people and saying what you feel is highly underrated in this country.’
    • ‘How could they have so underrated the intelligence of the voters?’
    • ‘The most underrated element in modern cinema is the sound of silence.’
    • ‘Golf is underrated for the demands it makes on the player's balance and athleticism.’
    • ‘And that very fact indicates how underrated a performer he was, even that early in his career.’
    • ‘The admission system is a much underrated feature of the success of the school.’
    • ‘But they underrated his ability to find allies and play the long game.’
    • ‘This is the thinking man's guide to one of our most underrated cities.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most underrated aspect of his game is his ability to pass protect and pick up blitzes.’
    • ‘I always knew that, but I think I probably underrated the importance of other things.’
    • ‘He isn't a guy who just knows how to win, which is a very underrated trait among quarterbacks.’
    • ‘It is probably one of the most underrated movies of all time.’
    • ‘He was underrated not just by us that day, but also by one of the greatest opening batsmen in history.’
    • ‘The man himself clearly feels that he was underrated as a player, especially by the media, and in particular by the press.’
    • ‘From traditional roast to casseroled, minced or fried, lamb is a wonderful and all too often underrated meat.’
    undervalue, underestimate, set little store by, rate too low, not do justice to, do an injustice to, be wrong about, sell short, play down, understate, minimize, de-emphasize, underemphasize, diminish, downgrade, reduce, lessen, brush aside, gloss over, trivialize
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Pronunciation

underrate

/ˌəndə(r)ˈrāt//ˌəndə(r)ˈreɪt/