Definitions for devaluediˈvæl yu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•val•uediˈvæl yu(v.)-val•ued, -val•u•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to set a lower exchange value on (a currency).

    Category: Business, Government

  2. to divest of value.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (v.i.)to undergo devaluation.

    Category: Business, Government

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devalue, devaluate(verb)

    remove the value from; deprive of its value

  2. devalue(verb)

    lower the value or quality of

    "The tear devalues the painting"

  3. depreciate, undervalue, devaluate, devalue(verb)

    lose in value

    "The dollar depreciated again"


  1. devalue(Verb)

    To lower or remove the value of something.

  2. devalue(Verb)

    To lose value; to depreciate.

Translations for devalue

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to reduce the value of (especially a currency)

The government devalued the dollar.

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