Translation of understate in Spanish:

understate

subestimar, v.

Pronunciation /ˌəndərˈsteɪt//ʌndəˈsteɪt/

transitive verb

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    (needs) subestimar
    she's understating the gravity of the problem está quitándole / restándole importancia a la gravedad del problema
    • If anything that is rather understating the case - I have been overwhelmed by what I have seen and heard.
    • To describe e-mail as an enabling technology greatly understates its influence.
    • To say I'm suffering from a combination of culture shock and stomach churning homesickness would be understating it.
    • Commentators who say that the political landscape changed dramatically in the past year are grossly understating the true state of affairs.
    • I've used these kinds of distancing techniques myself - writers often do when they want to highlight the horror of a situation by understating the actual details.
    • To say we are disappointed would be understating it.
    • No, that would be grossly understating the hopelessness of his present situation.
    • That bland description understates the drama and stakes of the investigation.
    • To say he was delighted with it is understating the case.
    • Even so, he's not one for understating his ambitions, once again setting out his goal to create a ‘world-class business’.
    • Not only is there little sign of a cooling of this demand, but there is also a concern that the trade figures - awful as they are - may even be understating the volume of manufactured imports.
    • To say this property needs renovation may be understating the case.