Definition of devaluate in English:



[with object]
  • Reduce or underestimate the worth or importance of.

    ‘the pound was devaluated further during the year’
    • ‘It is the position of being devaluated or looked down on which gives you a very different view of the world.’
    • ‘This denigration can take the form of devaluating the characters' intelligence through infantilization.’
    • ‘When the person in a relationship is devaluated, then the sense of self is also of low esteem and worthlessness.’
    • ‘Plato's hostile view of pleasure, which led him to devaluate its positive connotations and its status of a good, was modified by Aristotle in the Nicomachean Ethics.’
    • ‘The newspaper wrote that the increase could seriously devaluate the Belarusian ruble.’
    • ‘If China devaluates its currency 10%, the total revenue from this product will decrease by 10%.’
    • ‘This threatens to devaluate culture in a way these authors may not wish.’
    • ‘France renounced its previous obligations and refused any further payments with the result that the money quickly began to devaluate.’
    • ‘We're heading toward government devaluing its currency to devaluate its debt in order to survive.’
    • ‘The Taiwan dollar is under pressure to devaluate because the island's economy is slowing.’
    belittle, take away from, diminish, reduce, lessen, minimize, lower, make light of, play down, discount, soft-pedal, brush aside, gloss over, trivialize, decry, depreciate, denigrate, devalue, deprecate
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