Synonyms of understate in English:


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1‘we have been guilty of understating the size of the problem’

play down, downplay, make light of, underrate, rate too low, not do justice to, do an injustice to, underplay, de-emphasize, underemphasize, trivialize, minimize, diminish, downgrade, reduce, lessen, brush aside, gloss over, shrug off
informal soft-pedal, sell short
rare misprize, minify

overstate, exaggerate, emphasize