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de·val·ue

 (dē-văl′yo͞o) also de·val·u·ate (-văl′yo͞o-āt′)
v. de·val·ued, de·val·u·ing, de·val·ues also de·valu·at·ed or de·val·u·at·ing or de·val·u·ates
v.tr.
1. To lessen or cancel the value of.
2. To lower the exchange value of (a currency) by lowering its gold equivalency.
v.intr.
To lower the exchange value of a currency by lowering its gold equivalency.

de·val′u·a′tion n.

de•val•ue

(diˈvæl yu)

v. -val•ued, -val•u•ing. v.t.
1. to set a lower exchange value on (a currency).
2. to divest of value.
v.i.
3. to undergo devaluation.
[1915–20]

devaluate


Past participle: devaluated
Gerund: devaluating

Imperative
devaluate
devaluate
Present
I devaluate
you devaluate
he/she/it devaluates
we devaluate
you devaluate
they devaluate
Preterite
I devaluated
you devaluated
he/she/it devaluated
we devaluated
you devaluated
they devaluated
Present Continuous
I am devaluating
you are devaluating
he/she/it is devaluating
we are devaluating
you are devaluating
they are devaluating
Present Perfect
I have devaluated
you have devaluated
he/she/it has devaluated
we have devaluated
you have devaluated
they have devaluated
Past Continuous
I was devaluating
you were devaluating
he/she/it was devaluating
we were devaluating
you were devaluating
they were devaluating
Past Perfect
I had devaluated
you had devaluated
he/she/it had devaluated
we had devaluated
you had devaluated
they had devaluated
Future
I will devaluate
you will devaluate
he/she/it will devaluate
we will devaluate
you will devaluate
they will devaluate
Future Perfect
I will have devaluated
you will have devaluated
he/she/it will have devaluated
we will have devaluated
you will have devaluated
they will have devaluated
Future Continuous
I will be devaluating
you will be devaluating
he/she/it will be devaluating
we will be devaluating
you will be devaluating
they will be devaluating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been devaluating
you have been devaluating
he/she/it has been devaluating
we have been devaluating
you have been devaluating
they have been devaluating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been devaluating
you will have been devaluating
he/she/it will have been devaluating
we will have been devaluating
you will have been devaluating
they will have been devaluating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been devaluating
you had been devaluating
he/she/it had been devaluating
we had been devaluating
you had been devaluating
they had been devaluating
Conditional
I would devaluate
you would devaluate
he/she/it would devaluate
we would devaluate
you would devaluate
they would devaluate
Past Conditional
I would have devaluated
you would have devaluated
he/she/it would have devaluated
we would have devaluated
you would have devaluated
they would have devaluated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.devaluate - remove the value from; deprive of its value
cheapen, degrade - lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
demonetise, demonetize - deprive of value for payment; "demonetize a coin"
2.devaluate - lose in valuedevaluate - lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
depreciate - lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"

devaluate

verb
To become or make less in price or value:
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