Definition of devalorize in English:


Syllabification: de·val·or·ize
Pronunciation: /dēˈvaləˌrīz


[with object] rare
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  • Moreover, nondisclosure devalorizes a critically public part of the information infrastructure developed to monitor housing finance in the United States.
  • The hunt for earlier evidence of Italian contact (as if this could somehow mitigate the massive Italian influx of the 16th century) has been abandoned in favor of a careful reappraisal of the formerly devalorized late Gothic.
  • Since in popular Anglophone consciousness the regime's policy is to devalorize all Anglophones or see them as deficient, they believe that they can gain national recognition or visibility by excelling in the international arena.


early 20th century: from French dévaloriser.



Pronunciation: /-ˌvalərəˈzāSHən/
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  • Such annihilation does not refer just to the devalorization of physical and financial capital, but relates to human and social capital collectively curtailing interactive learning.
  • Public data systems devoted to civil rights goals have suffered a corresponding devalorization.
  • It is decadent, because its need for devalorization impels it to war and unceasing violence.

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Pronunciation: dəˈmôrəˌlīz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit