Definition of transvalue in English:

transvalue

Line breaks: trans|value
Pronunciation: /ˌtranzˈvaljuː
 
, trɑːnz, -ns-/

verb (transvalues, transvaluing, transvalued)

[with object]
Represent (something, typically an idea, custom, or quality) in a different way, causing it to be revalued: survival strategies are aesthetically transvalued into weapons of attack
More example sentences
  • Perhaps we have simply transvalued impersonality as elusiveness, irony and parodic cultural quotation, qualities especially attractive in the wake of postmodern theory.
  • 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.
  • To overcome, transvalue and control one's life Nietzsche set as life's goal.

Derivatives

transvaluation

Pronunciation: /-ˈɛɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • The point is a tremendous transvaluation of style under the sign of irony, plus or minus ‘profound’ psychological instability of representation.
  • The ‘infusion’ (if you like it) or ‘infection’ (if you don't) of wealth- and success-mindedness has produced a transvaluation of values.
  • As they see it, this countercultural refusal to belong suggests a massive - Nietzschean - transvaluation of social values and, hence, an insistence on other forms of belonging.

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