Minimize is defined as to reduce, decrease or lessen to the smallest possible amount.
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To assign too low a value to; underestimate.
To give an extravagant or magnified account of (facts, truth, etc.); exaggerate
To set too low an estimate on or for
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
Find another word for understates. In this page you can discover 6 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for understates, like: minimizes, lessens, undervalues, overstates, underestimates and decreases.