understate-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: represent as less significant or important

A British Government computer program error understated the annual
inflation rate by around a tenth of a percent.
If anything, you have understated the extent or true danger of the problem.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: understate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1