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valorize

[val-uh-rahyz] /ˈvæl əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), valorized, valorizing.
1.
to provide for the maintaining of the value or price of (a commercial commodity) by a government's purchasing the commodity at the fixed price or by its making special loans to the producers.
Also, especially British, valorise.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Late Latin valor worth (see valor) + -ize
Related forms
valorization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for valorizing

valorize

/ˈvæləˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to fix and maintain an artificial price for (a commodity) by governmental action
Derived Forms
valorization, valorisation, noun
Word Origin
C20: back formation from valorization; see valour
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Word Origin and History for valorizing

valorize

v.

1921, from valor (see valorization) + -ize.

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