Simple Definition of devalue
finance : to lower the value of a country's money so that it is worth less when it is traded with another country's money
: to cause (something or someone) to seem or to be less valuable or important
Full Definition of devalue
1 : to institute the devaluation of (money)
2 : to lessen the value of
: to institute devaluation
Examples of devalue
The government has decided to devalue its currency.
Economic woes forced the government to devalue.
He argues that placing too many requirements on schools devalues the education they provide.
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