verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌsteɪt'] represent as less significant or important.
- play up
- state (English)
- status (Latin)
- under- (English)
Rhymes with Understate
Sentences with understate
1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you understate inventory, your net income becomes smaller than it really is.
2. Verb, base form
Companies want to understate net income to reduce the company's tax.
Companies can either overstate or understate cost of goods sold.