- 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[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.
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//