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devalue in Currencies topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdevaluede‧val‧ue /diːˈvæljuː/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive] technicalPEC to reduce the value of one country’s money when it is exchanged for another country’s money 🔊 Nigeria has just devalued its currency.2 [transitive]IMPORTANT# to make someone or something seem less important or valuable 🔊 History has tended to devalue the contributions of women.devaluation /diːˌvæljuˈeɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 the devaluation of the pound→ See Verb table
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devalueThe ruble has been devalued.This led to a surplus of qualified workers and made it possible for their work and pay to be devalued.I think the use of words such as courage and bravery are over used and they have become devalued as a result.Britain's pound was effectively devalued by ten percent yesterday.Indiscriminate use of praise devalues its power as a motivator and reward.They're always trying to devalue my contribution to the department.It is up to politicians in a democracy to nurture faith in it, not devalue that faith.A real injury crisis like this can devalue the game.Because our culture devalues the reasons for getting married, it also has a limited view of the permanence of marriage.devalued ... currencyThere was no more devalued currency than a Conservative election promise.