Definition of transvalue in US English:



[with object]
  • Represent (something, typically an idea, custom, or quality) in a different way, altering people's judgment of or reaction to it.

    ‘survival strategies are aesthetically transvalued into weapons of attack’
    • ‘And as much as we might admire her deep-rooted hatred of collectivism, her philosophy is still just another utopian dream, a transvalued Marxism.’
    • ‘To overcome, transvalue and control one's life Nietzsche set as life's goal.’
    • ‘But this passage is one in which, as is her wont, the author mimes the language of male philosophical and theological tradition that she seeks to transvalue.’
    • ‘Perhaps we have simply transvalued impersonality as elusiveness, irony and parodic cultural quotation, qualities especially attractive in the wake of postmodern theory.’
    • ‘It was also certainly a deep psychological and emotional experience, a core moral commitment, a personally and socially crucial way of transvaluing human experience and desire.’