- devalues, devaluing, devalued1) VERB To devalue something means to cause it to be thought less impressive or less deserving of respect.
[V n] They spread tales about her in an attempt to devalue her work...
[be V-ed] Wabel's victory was in no way devalued by the absence of series leader Tom Fisher.Derived words:devalued ADJ-GRADED usu ADJ n
Selling tickets for a devalued championship is becoming increasingly difficult...
The child will be able to accept punishment without feeling devalued and worthless.2) VERB To devalue the currency of a country means to reduce its value in relation to other currencies.
[V n by amount] India has devalued the Rupee by about eleven per cent...
[be V-ed] The Pound would be devalued, we were told...
[V-ed] Economic theory suggests that the devalued pound will boost the economy. [Also V n]Derived words:devaluation [[t]di͟ːvæ̱ljue͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] plural N-VAR
It will lead to devaluation of a number of European currencies...
There were massive devaluations of several currencies.
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devalue — I verb adulterate, belittle, cheapen, contaminate, corrupt, damage, debase, debauch, defile, degenerate, degrade, denature, depreciate, depress, deteriorate, dilute, disable, disparage, impair, pollute, reduce, taint II index adulterate, corrupt … Law dictionary
devalue — 1918, a back formation from DEVALUATION (Cf. devaluation). Related: Devalued; devaluing … Etymology dictionary
devalue — [v] depreciate cheapen, cut rate, debase, decrease, decry, devalorize, devaluate, knock off, lower, mark down, nose dive, revalue, take down, underrate, undervalue, write down, write off; concepts 330,335 Ant. increase, overvalue, raise … New thesaurus
devalue — ► VERB (devalues, devalued, devaluing) 1) reduce the worth of. 2) reduce the official value of (a currency) in relation to other currencies. DERIVATIVES devaluation noun … English terms dictionary
devalue — [dē val′yo͞o āt΄] vt. devaluated, devaluating [dē val′yo͞o] vt. devalued, devaluing 1. to lessen or, sometimes, annul the value, importance, etc. of 2. to subject (a monetary unit or a currency) to devaluation: Also devaluate [dē val′yo͞o āt΄] vt … English World dictionary
devalüe — sf., Fr. dévalué Değerini düşürmek anlamındaki devalüe etmek ve değeri düşürülmek anlamındaki devalüe olmak birleşik fiillerinde geçer … Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük
devalue — UK [diːˈvæljuː] / US [dɪˈvælju] verb Word forms devalue : present tense I/you/we/they devalue he/she/it devalues present participle devaluing past tense devalued past participle devalued 1) [intransitive/transitive] economics to officially reduce … English dictionary
devalue — verb ADVERB ▪ effectively PREPOSITION ▪ against ▪ The pound was devalued against the US dollar. ▪ by ▪ The Cambodian … Collocations dictionary
devalue — I devaluate, devalue (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. See cheapness, underestimation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. revalue, depreciate, mark down, devaluate; see cheapen , decrease 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. lower, degrade,… … English dictionary for students