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Definition of the verb devalue

What does devalue mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: devalued | devaluing | devalues

  1. remove the value from; deprive of its value
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of devalue: devaluate
    • more generic words: cheapen / degrade = lower the grade of something
    • more specific words: demonetise / demonetize = deprive of value for payment
  2. lower the value or quality of
    • example: The tear devalues the painting
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific words:
  3. lose in value

Alternative definition of the verb devalue


  1. To lower or remove the value of something.
  2. To lose value; to depreciate.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for devalue

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

Hence, If dD/dt is a constant, this equation integrates to The determination of the Devalue is the ESR part ofthe procedure. It is necessary to separately evaluate the radiation dose from analysis of radioactive elements (mainly Th, U, and K) ...

Google previewBetween Growth and Stability (2008)

The Demise and Reform of the European Union's Stability and Growth Pact by Leila Simona Talani, Bernard Casey

Under uncovered interest parity, the strong incentive to devalue means that expectations cause interest rates to rise, increasing the pressure to realign. Raising interest rates can be costly if unemployment is already high. Ozkan and ...

Google previewLiving Beyond Conflict (2002)

For Peace and Tolerance by S. A. H. Abidi

People use language to devalue means and dehumanise cultural, tribal and sexual groups. Sometimes we find one linguistic group openly abusing and describing other languages as primitive and not good to use in public. In the Constituent ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue (1995)

by Leon Klenicki, Geoffrey Wigoder

This claim was dangerous to the Church because it tended to devalue the Christian notion of faith in the resurrection of Jesus, the crucified ...

Google previewDictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations (2002)

by Professor Ellis Cashmore, Professor of Culture Media and Sport Ellis Cashmore

Because whiteness signified superiority and privilege, it worked to devalue any skin color that did not qualify and render possessors of that skin Others. In the early twentieth century, many African American leaders, including Marcus Garvey , ...

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

sadden, discourage, dishearten, cast down 2 depreciate, devalue, cheapen, undervalue, lose value ant. 1 cheer 2 increase in value depressed adj. sad, unhappy, discouraged, dejected, despondent, downcast, miserable, gloomy, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict (1999)

Po - Z, index. 3

Recall that a peaceful society is defined as having an extremely low level of physical aggression among its members as well as having shared beliefs that devalue aggression and/or positively value harmonious interpersonal relationships.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Business History (2009)

by Charles R. Geisst

Political and economic pressure mounted for the United States to devalue, but the Nixon administration maintained that it would not do so. Then in August, President Nixon announced devaluation as part of an economic package designed to ...

Google previewThe Entrepreneur's Dictionary of Business and Financial Terms (2013)

by Khwaja Masoom

Devalue: To lower the par or fixed value of. The Entrepreneur's Dictionary of Business and Financial Terms 165.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2011)

by B. Bradford Brown, Mitchell J. Prinstein

Therefore, girls may devalue math, science, and computers and boys may devalue reading and writing. The potential impact of gender stereotypes on adolescents' academic selfconcepts is implicated in other studies finding corresponding ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the IMF (2000)

by Norman K. Humphreys

In this respect China was a major concern, and the Fund management gave high marks to the Chinese authorities in making it clear that they had had no intention to devalue the renminbi. A second concern was that some of the weaker ...

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We must stress that the euro has been beneficial to the European Union because, otherwise, in this context of international turmoil, every country would have to devalue their currencies. (Jean-Pierre Raffarin)
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Scrabble value of D2E1V4A1L1U1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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