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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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  • And finally the process of judgment and appraisal, of examination and revaluation.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • Nowadays, however, there has been a revaluation of these old values.

  • A new affection, a changed appreciation, brings with it a revaluation of life and insists upon its realization.

  • His revaluation of moral values has not shaken morality to its centre.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • The country being unproved, values were absolutely unknown, nor was any provision made for revaluation.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • Such a revaluation of an old value offends our intellect while it touches our heart.

    Devil Stories Various
  • The humanist method must be extended to the whole subject-matter of education, even to a revaluation of knowing itself.

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
  • He had, in that moment, to make a revaluation of his sentiments for the financier—to weigh the effect of her indictment.

  • Ultimately, he finds, all genuine valuation implies a degree of revaluation.

    John Dewey's logical theory Delton Thomas Howard
  • Now there had recently occurred, under the direction of the Borough Surveyor, a revaluation of the whole town.

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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