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Definition of devalue verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    devalue

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈvæljuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈvæljuː//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they devalue
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈvæljuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈvæljuː//
     
    he / she / it devalues
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈvæljuːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈvæljuːz//
     
    past simple devalued
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈvæljuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈvæljuːd//
     
    past participle devalued
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈvæljuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈvæljuːd//
     
    -ing form devaluing
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈvæljuːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈvæljuːɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] devalue (something) (against something) (finance) to reduce the value of the money of one country when it is exchanged for the money of another country The pound was devalued against the US dollar. opposite revalue
  2. 2[transitive] devalue something to give a lower value to something, making it seem less important than it really is Work in the home is often ignored and devalued.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: devalue