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DEVALUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does devalue mean? 

DEVALUE (verb)
  The verb DEVALUE has 3 senses:

1. remove the value from; deprive of its value
2. lower the value or quality of
3. lose in value

  Familiarity information: DEVALUE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEVALUE (verb)


Sense 1devalue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove the value from; deprive of its value

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

devaluate; devalue

Hypernyms (to "devalue" is one way to...):

cheapen; degrade (lower the grade of something; reduce its worth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "devalue"):

demonetise; demonetize (deprive of value for payment)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2devalue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lower the value or quality of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The tear devalues the painting

Hypernyms (to "devalue" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "devalue"):

depreciate (lower the value of something)

alloy; debase (lower in value by increasing the base-metal content)

lour; lower (set lower)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3devalue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose in value

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

devaluate; depreciate; devalue; undervalue

Context example:

The dollar depreciated again

Hypernyms (to "devalue" is one way to...):

decrease; diminish; fall; lessen (decrease in size, extent, or range)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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