Definition of devaluate in English:



  • Reduce or underestimate the worth or importance of:

    ‘the pound was devaluated further during the year’
    • ‘If China devaluates its currency 10%, the total revenue from this product will decrease by 10%.’
    • ‘The Taiwan dollar is under pressure to devaluate because the island's economy is slowing.’
    • ‘This denigration can take the form of devaluating the characters' intelligence through infantilization.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is the position of being devaluated or looked down on which gives you a very different view of the world.’
    • ‘This threatens to devaluate culture in a way these authors may not wish.’
    • ‘We're heading toward government devaluing its currency to devaluate its debt in order to survive.’
    • ‘When the person in a relationship is devaluated, then the sense of self is also of low esteem and worthlessness.’
    • ‘The newspaper wrote that the increase could seriously devaluate the Belarusian ruble.’
    • ‘France renounced its previous obligations and refused any further payments with the result that the money quickly began to devaluate.’
    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, devaluate, deprecate
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