Definition of devalorize in US English:


(British devalorise)


[with object]rare
  • Devalue.

    • ‘Since in popular Anglophone consciousness the regime's policy is to devalorize all Anglophones or see them as deficient, they believe that they can gain national recognition or visibility by excelling in the international arena.’
    • ‘The hunt for earlier evidence of Italian contact (as if this could somehow mitigate the massive Italian influx of the 16th century) has been abandoned in favor of a careful reappraisal of the formerly devalorized late Gothic.’
    • ‘I argue that one of the most pressing human rights issues for the new century is the continued devalorized commodification of Mexican-origin populations.’
    • ‘Moreover, nondisclosure devalorizes a critically public part of the information infrastructure developed to monitor housing finance in the United States.’


Early 20th century: from French dévaloriser.