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[ree-val-yoo-eyt] /riˈvæl yuˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), revaluated, revaluating.
to make a new or revised valuation of; revalue.
to increase the legal exchange value of (a nation's currency) relative to other currencies.
Origin of revaluate
1920-25; probably back formation from revaluation; see re-, value, -ate1
Related forms
revaluation, noun
nonrevaluation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for revaluation
  • One major advance of neurobiological research has been a revaluation of the extraordinary plastic capacity of the brain.
  • The agency said the pace of revaluation has been too slow since and more rapid appreciation is needed.
  • However, it is worth examining the case for a big revaluation of the yuan.
  • Eventually, tariffs will do the same thing as a revaluation.
  • Overall, therefore, the case for a big yuan revaluation is weaker than is commonly claimed.
  • Some revaluation of the renminbi remains both desirable and inevitable.
  • But the key to a relatively painless internal revaluation is inflation in tighter markets.
  • So if there is a revaluation, it is unlikely to be dramatic.
  • If they do not, currency revaluation by itself will accomplish little.
  • But monetary policy will still be tighter than it would have been without the revaluation.
Word Origin and History for revaluation

1610s; see re- + valuation.



1949, back-formation from revaluation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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