how to pronounce underestimate


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underestimate is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of underestimate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… yeah you never never underestimate how …”

meanings of underestimate


  1. To perceive (someone or something) as having a lower value, quantity, worth, etc., than what he/she/it actually has.


  1. An estimate that is too low.

underestimate frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word underestimate occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics underestimate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that underestimate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to underestimate


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