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  1. (degrade)  to remove the value from; to deprive of its value
    Synonyms: de-valuate, de-value, devalue. Type of: degrade
  2. (decrease)  to lose in value
    Synonyms: de-valuate, de-value, depreciate, devalue, disvalue, under-value, undervalue. Type of:...
  3. (change)  to lower the value or quality of
    Synonyms: de-valuate, de-value, devalue. Type of: change

Definition references


Devaluation | revaluation

in modern monetary policy is a reduction in the value of a currency with respect to those goods, services or other monetary units with which that currency can be exchanged. 'Devaluation' means official lowering of the value of a country's currency... (41 of 896 words)


American Heritage Dictionary:

devalue | devalued [past tense] | devaluated [past tense] | devaluing [present participle] | devaluating [present participle] | devalues [3rd-person singular present] | devaluates [3rd-person singular present] | devaluate [sense-specific] | devaluation [noun, related]

To lessen or cancel the value of. | To lower the exchange value of (a currency) by lowering its gold equivalency. | To lower the exchange value of a ... (27 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:

devalue | devalued [past tense] | devaluing [present participle] | devaluate | devaluated [past tense] | devaluating [present participle]

to deprive of value; reduce the value of. | to fix a lower value on (a currency). | to undergo devaluation. (19 of 39 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)



devaluate [transitive] | devaluated [past tense] | devaluating [present participle] | devaluates [3rd-person singular present]

To reduce in value. (4 of 22 words, 1 usage example)


Collins Dictionary:

devaluate | devalue

Same as "devalue" | to reduce (a currency) or (of a currency) be reduced in exchange value | [transitive] to reduce the value or worth of (something) (25 of 275 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)



devalue | attenuate [devalue] | depress [devalue] | lower [devalue] | sink [devalue] | break [synonym, sense-specific] | cheapen [synonym, sense-specific] | devaluate [synonym, sense-specific] | depreciate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to institute the devaluation of (money) | to lessen the value of | to institute devaluation (14 of 137 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

devalue | devalued [past tense] | devaluing [present participle] | devaluate [sense-specific]

to lessen or, sometimes, annul the value, importance, etc. of | to subject (a monetary unit or a currency) to devaluation (20 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)


Oxford Dictionary:


reduce or underestimate the worth or importance of (8 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

devalue | devalued [past tense] | devaluing [present participle] | devalues [3rd-person singular present] | devaluate [economics, sense-specific] | devaluated [economics, sense-specific, past tense] | devaluating [economics, sense-specific, present participle] | devaluates [economics, sense-specific, 3rd-person singular present] | devaluation [noun, derived]

to lower the value of a nation's currency by government action, or become lowered in value | to cause the value or importance of somebody or something ... (26 of 78 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604209​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

devaluate | devalue

Audio: British English pronunciation of "devaluate"


the Free Dictionary:


Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "devaluate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "devaluate"


Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:


Audio: North American pronunciation of "devaluate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=devalu​01 word=devaluate

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