Definition of valorize in English:
1Give or ascribe value or validity to (something): the culture valorizes the individual
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- Without objective proof, you end up in the dangerous position of not being able to valorise one culture over another.
- Despite their legal status, her parents and grandmother modeled the ideal household, exemplifying the risk-taking and independent spirit valorized by the culture of capitalism.
- Knighthood valorized individual self-sacrifice for greater social welfare.
1.1Raise or fix the price or value of (a commodity or currency) by artificial means, especially by government action.
- It follows from all this that value cannot be positively identified with labour, because capital valorises itself only by negating that which resists its exploitation in production.
- The government valorized the pension allowances in April this year.
1920s: back-formation from valorization (from French valorisation, from valeur 'value').
- Example sentences
- Firstly, the distinction rests on a reflex valorisation of the New and denigration of the Old.
- Is the public recognition of ethnic communities across the United Kingdom dependent on their valorisation by literary fiction?
- He proposes that we read the novel's valorization of failure as its way of preserving the possibility of a utopian future.
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