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Definition 1: lower the value or quality of - [verb of change]

Samples where devalue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tear devalues the painting

(devalue is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of devalue ) lower the value of something

"The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"

(... is a kind of devalue ) lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

(... is a kind of devalue ) set lower

"lower a rating" "lower expectations"

Definition 2: lose in value - [verb of change]

Samples where devalue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dollar depreciated again

Synonyms for devalue in the sense of this definition

(devalue is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

(devalue has a similar meaning as ...) lower the value of something

"The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"

Definition 3: remove the value from; deprive of its value - [verb of change]

Synonyms for devalue in the sense of this definition

(devalue is a kind of ...) lower the grade of something; reduce its worth

(... is a kind of devalue ) deprive of value for payment

"demonetize a coin"

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