One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘official statistics tend to underestimate the actual volume of economic activity that occurs’
set too low, underrate
miscalculate, misjudge, judge incorrectly, estimate wrongly, calculate wrongly, be wrong about, misconstrue, misread
err, be wide of the mark
2‘his political opponents managed to underestimate his capabilities’
underrate, rate too low, undervalue, set little store by, set no store by, not do justice to, do an injustice to, be wrong about, sell short, play down, understate
minimize, de-emphasize, underemphasize, diminish, downgrade, deflate, reduce, lessen, brush aside, gloss over, trivialize
hold cheap, shrug off, belittle
rare misprize, minify
overestimate, overrate, exaggerate
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