devalue devalue  /dɪ ˈvæ ˌlju/


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



  1. Usually well posted, Toronto's Globe said that Premier Bennett was expected shortly to ask Parliament to devalue the Canadian dollar 33%.
  2. Such prospects have convinced many that Beijing will eventually have to devalue its renminbi, perhaps by 20% or more.
  3. In a stunning act of defiance against the world's financial experts and the seeming necessity of events, he refused to devalue the franc by one centime.


  • Telefonica Said to Forge Venezuela Plan for Devaluation Scenario

    Telefonica SA plans to boost spending in Venezuela to avoid sitting on cash that may lose a third of its value as speculation mounts that the government may devalue the bolivar for a second time this year, according to a person familiar with the matter.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "No further proof of such sacrifice is necessary," Obama said. "And let me also add that no one should ever devalue that service, especially for the sake of a political campaign, and that goes for supporters on both sides."
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "Our objections to the so-called stimulus bill have been well-chronicled for the way it spends money that we don't have and for the way this printing of money could ultimately devalue the American dollar," Sanford said on Tuesday, even as he...
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source:

  3. "One way to make sure that we have a ...... a little more unity that is our country's greatest accomplishment is to make certain that we value our common language," Alexander said Thursday. "And that we not devalue it by allowing a federal...
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Lamar Alexander Source: Houston Chronicle

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