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devalue

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Currencies
devaluede‧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
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Examples from the Corpus
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.
From Longman Business Dictionarydevaluede‧val‧ue /diːˈvæljuː/ verb1[transitive]MARKETING to cause something to lose its valueHeavy price discounting will devalue our famous brands.2[transitive]FINANCE when a country devalues its currency against other currencies, it decreases its value for economic reasons, for example to make its exports cheaperHungary said it will devalue its currency by an average of 15% against major Western currencies.3[intransitive]ECONOMICS when a country’s currency devalues against others, it loses its valueWith more money coming into circulation, the ruble may devalue further.devaluation noun [countable, uncountable]the pound’s devaluation after sterling withdrew from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism→ See Verb table
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Verb table
devalue
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydevalue
he, she, itdevalues
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydevalued
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave devalued
he, she, ithas devalued
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad devalued
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill devalue
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have devalued
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam devaluing
he, she, itis devaluing
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you, we, theyare devaluing
Past
I, he, she, itwas devaluing
you, we, theywere devaluing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been devaluing
he, she, ithas been devaluing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been devaluing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be devaluing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been devaluing
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