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devalued, past tense; devalued, past participle; devalues, 3rd person singular present; devaluing, present participle;
  1. Reduce or underestimate the worth or importance of
    • - I resent the way people seem to devalue my achievement
  2. Reduce the official value of (a currency) in relation to other currencies
    • - the dinar was devalued by 20 percent

  1. remove the value from; deprive of its value
  2. lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting"
  3. depreciate: lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
  4. (devalued) debased: lowered in value; "the dollar is low"; "a debased currency"
  5. (devaluation) an official lowering of a nation's currency; a decrease in the value of a country's currency relative to that of foreign countries
  6. (devaluation) the reduction of something's value or worth
  7. Devaluation 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.
  8. (Devaluation (psychology)) When an individual is unable to integrate difficult feelings, specific defenses are mobilized to overcome what the individual perceives as an unbearable situation. The defense that helps in this process is called splitting. ...
  9. (devaluation) The removal or lessening of something's value; The intentional or deliberate lowering of a currency's value compared to another country's currency or a standard value -- the price of gold for example; depreciation
  10. (Devaluation) An announced lowering in the value of one currency relative to another in a fixed exchange rate regime.
  11. (Devaluation) a reduction in the official fixed rate at which one currency exchanges for another under a fixed-rate regime, usually to correct a balance of payments deficit.
  12. (Devaluation) The deliberate downward adjustment of a currency's price, normally by official announcement.
  13. (Devaluation) A reduction in the value or purchasing power of the monetary unit. Devaluation may be decreed by governments as in Great Britain in 1931, the United States in 1933, and in France and Switzerland in 1936, when the official exchange ratios of their legal tender currencies to gold and ...
  14. (Devaluation) Official reduction in the foreign value of domestic currency. It is done to encourage the country’s exports and discourage imports.
  15. (devaluation) The process by which a nation's currency loses value; it may be a purposeful act by the government or the result of global market changes.
  16. (devaluation) bankruptcy resulting from a country’s government being able to out-spend and out-inflate one of its trading partners (ring around the dollar)
  17. (devaluation) the drop in the value of one currency relative to another. Developing countries have often been encouraged to devalue their currency as part of IMF/World Bank structural adjustment programs as a means of increasing the costs of imports and decreasing the cost of exports, thereby ...
  18. is to lower the exchange value of a currency.