Definition of 'devalue'
Example sentences containing 'devalue'
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When a eurozone country experiences an economic shock it cannot devalue its currency to make its exports more competitive, thereby supporting employment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Recent inflation seems to be a blip due to the devalued pound. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Would a victory be devalued by the absence of you know who? Times, Sunday Times (2008)When a country joins the euro it loses the freedom to devalue its currency. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Spain cannot devalue the currency to restore competitiveness. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Avoid a media degree because so many people have them that their currency is devalued. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All of which are increasingly devalued in our hyperactive society. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Throwing caution to the winds and allowing the currency to devalue rapidly often triggers worse economic performance and higher inflation. The Global Marketplace (1993)The pound has been devalued by up to 25% in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Either course would soon devalue the Pound. The Sun (2011)We have dozens of medals already, the currency is devalued. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Capital controls would be lifted, at which point the currency would devalue further. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Greece's ability to devalue its currency before it joined the euro allowed its leaders to postpone reform indefinitely. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Conservatives said that school standards also needed protection and claimed they had become increasingly devalued in the last few years. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's hard to escape the feeling that all this excitement is going to be repaid in the devalued currency of disappointment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Lacking the capacity to devalue the currency, France can regain competitiveness only by cutting costs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the longer term, Greece needs to be able to devalue its currency. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At the core of these is the economic slowdown in China, where the central bank sharply and unexpectedly devalued its currency last week. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are fears that large countries are engaged in a'race to the bottom' as they attempt to devalue their way towards stronger export growth. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is hard to write about this, because in no way would I devalue any of the above ministries. Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'devalue'
Used Occasionally. devalue is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'devalue'
British English: devalue VERB
To devalue something means to cause it to be thought less impressive or less deserving of respect.
They spread tales about her in an attempt to devalue her work.
Definition of devalue from the Collins English Dictionary
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