Definition of undervalue in US English:

undervalue

verb

[with object]often as adjective undervalued
  • 1Rate (something) insufficiently highly; fail to appreciate.

    ‘through over-familiarity, it is easy to undervalue this concerto’
    ‘his last film was acclaimed by critics and undervalued by audiences’
    • ‘It undervalued the tremendous job done by thousands of nursery workers.’
    • ‘True, scriptwriters are undervalued in Hollywood and Bollywood.’
    • ‘Motherhood is a demanding full-time job on its own, but sadly it is greatly undervalued by modern society.’
    • ‘We have proved that sport has the real potential to tackle problems like social exclusion, and personally I feel sport is greatly undervalued in this role.’
    • ‘Don't undervalue yourself, but don't value things that are worthless.’
    • ‘He is also a hardworking and undervalued writer.’
    • ‘I remember a man ill at ease with his height and fearful that his profound musical abilities were undervalued.’
    • ‘However, we consistently overestimate the dangers and undervalue the benefits we obtain by living in a complex society.’
    • ‘Yet despite of our dependence on water, society still routinely undervalues it.’
    • ‘The job of a crossing patrol is undervalued and has become more dangerous.’
    • ‘He always undervalued his work.’
    • ‘Too often, we've undervalued our achievements.’
    • ‘They weren't trapped, they weren't undervalued, they weren't depressed, they weren't not using whatever intelligence or skills they had.’
    • ‘If a strike by railroad employees cripples the nation, that is an indication that these workers are undervalued.’
    • ‘I think Tom is a hugely undervalued talent.’
    • ‘I know this sounds pompous, (it's supposed to) but sitting down to a communal family meal is seriously undervalued.’
    • ‘‘Our society undervalues some people's contributions (teachers, public servants) to building a healthy and wealthy society and overvalues others,’ he said.’
    underrate, set little store by, rate too low, think too little of, underestimate, not do justice to, do an injustice to, play down, understate, underemphasize, de-emphasize, diminish, minimize, downgrade, reduce, lessen, brush aside, gloss over, shrug off, trivialize
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    1. 1.1 Underestimate the financial value of (something)
      ‘the company's assets were undervalued in its balance sheet’
      • ‘The risk with value investing is that undervalued stocks can remain so for a long time!’
      • ‘Instead spend some time reading through the free annual report and then decide whether you believe the shares in the company are undervalued or overvalued.’
      • ‘With the firm seriously undervalued he took it private and its value has soared.’
      • ‘Additionally, his aim was to try and eliminate market risk by buying undervalued shares and selling overvalued ones.’
      • ‘They claimed that his accounting system was based on a liquidation value orientation, which would undervalue the firm as an entity whose sum value is greater than its parts.’
      • ‘Some companies are seriously undervalued because the market just doesn't know how to value non-profitable companies.’
      • ‘It looks for firms whose debts are undervalued and trading at a large discount to their face value.’
      • ‘A particular stock may be undervalued, or it may be lousy value.’
      • ‘He thrives by relentlessly exploiting market mismatches - by mining data that his rivals ignore and by scooping up assets that others have undervalued.’
      • ‘Even then, I sold as little of my stock as possible to satisfy the calls, because I was convinced that it was undervalued and would increase in value.’
      • ‘It just depends on recognizing the market imperfections that create the undervalued assets in a given market.’
      • ‘I have always tried to fight the tough fight and accumulate investments when they were undervalued and sell them when they were overvalued.’
      • ‘A buy-back increases shareholder value if the company is truly undervalued.’
      • ‘Alternatively, if unrealized and undervalued tax assets like tax credits and losses are on hand, a share purchase will be favoured.’
      • ‘Trouble is, the company might look undervalued because it's trading in an overvalued sector.’
      • ‘This hardly suggests that the currency was vastly overvalued then and is undervalued now.’
      • ‘Investors tend to buy undervalued stocks and sell overvalued stocks, and, in a market of many participants, the result can be anything but efficient.’
      • ‘As the stock trades in and around the company's net asset value, the shares are highly undervalued.’
      • ‘Folks like to blame an undervalued currency.’
      • ‘They rejected the new deal, saying that even though the price was well above market value, it still undervalued the company.’

Pronunciation

undervalue

/ˌəndərˈvælju//ˌəndərˈvalyo͞o/