de value

devalue

[dee-val-yoo]
verb (used with object), devalued, devaluing.
1.
to deprive of value; reduce the value of.
2.
to fix a lower value on (a currency).
verb (used without object), devalued, devaluing.
3.
to undergo devaluation: The currency has devalued at a rapid rate.
Also, devaluate.


Origin:
1915–20; de- + value

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devalue or devaluate (diːˈvæljuː, diːˈvæljuːˌeɪt)
 
vb , -values, -valuing, -valued, -valuates, -valuating, -valuated
1.  to reduce (a currency) or (of a currency) be reduced in exchange value
2.  (tr) to reduce the value or worth of (something)
 
devaluate or devaluate
 
vb

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devalue
1918, a back formation from devaluation.
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