Definition of undervalue in 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’
    • ‘I think Tom is a hugely undervalued talent.’
    • ‘True, scriptwriters are undervalued in Hollywood and Bollywood.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They weren't trapped, they weren't undervalued, they weren't depressed, they weren't not using whatever intelligence or skills they had.’
    • ‘The job of a crossing patrol is undervalued and has become more dangerous.’
    • ‘He is also a hardworking and undervalued writer.’
    • ‘Motherhood is a demanding full-time job on its own, but sadly it is greatly undervalued by modern society.’
    • ‘‘Our society undervalues some people's contributions (teachers, public servants) to building a healthy and wealthy society and overvalues others,’ he said.’
    • ‘I know this sounds pompous, (it's supposed to) but sitting down to a communal family meal is seriously undervalued.’
    • ‘He always undervalued his work.’
    • ‘Yet despite of our dependence on water, society still routinely undervalues it.’
    • ‘If a strike by railroad employees cripples the nation, that is an indication that these workers are undervalued.’
    • ‘However, we consistently overestimate the dangers and undervalue the benefits we obtain by living in a complex society.’
    • ‘Don't undervalue yourself, but don't value things that are worthless.’
    • ‘It undervalued the tremendous job done by thousands of nursery workers.’
    • ‘I remember a man ill at ease with his height and fearful that his profound musical abilities were undervalued.’
    • ‘Too often, we've undervalued our achievements.’
    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’
      • ‘I have always tried to fight the tough fight and accumulate investments when they were undervalued and sell them when they were overvalued.’
      • ‘Trouble is, the company might look undervalued because it's trading in an overvalued sector.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They rejected the new deal, saying that even though the price was well above market value, it still undervalued the company.’
      • ‘He thrives by relentlessly exploiting market mismatches - by mining data that his rivals ignore and by scooping up assets that others have undervalued.’
      • ‘Alternatively, if unrealized and undervalued tax assets like tax credits and losses are on hand, a share purchase will be favoured.’
      • ‘Some companies are seriously undervalued because the market just doesn't know how to value non-profitable companies.’
      • ‘Additionally, his aim was to try and eliminate market risk by buying undervalued shares and selling overvalued ones.’
      • ‘As the stock trades in and around the company's net asset value, the shares are highly undervalued.’
      • ‘The risk with value investing is that undervalued stocks can remain so for a long time!’
      • ‘Investors tend to buy undervalued stocks and sell overvalued stocks, and, in a market of many participants, the result can be anything but efficient.’
      • ‘It looks for firms whose debts are undervalued and trading at a large discount to their face value.’
      • ‘Folks like to blame an undervalued currency.’
      • ‘With the firm seriously undervalued he took it private and its value has soared.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This hardly suggests that the currency was vastly overvalued then and is undervalued now.’
      • ‘It just depends on recognizing the market imperfections that create the undervalued assets in a given market.’
      • ‘A particular stock may be undervalued, or it may be lousy value.’
      • ‘A buy-back increases shareholder value if the company is truly undervalued.’

Pronunciation

undervalue

/ˌəndərˈvælju//ˌəndərˈvalyo͞o/