devaluate

verb
de·​val·​u·​ate | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈval-yə-ˌwāt How to pronounce devaluate (audio) , -yü-ˌāt \
devaluated; devaluating; devaluates

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Examples of devaluate in a Sentence

plans to devaluate the peso
Recent Examples on the Web The move is likely to further devaluate Iran’s currency, create a liquidity crunch and be viewed in Tehran as a significant escalation, said Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, founder of Bourse & Bazaar, a think tank focused on Iran’s economy. John Hudson, Anchorage Daily News, "U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran in defiance of Europe’s humanitarian objections," 8 Oct. 2020 The country's currency, the Real, was devaluated by 10% and the national stock market, Bovespa, temporarily halted trading when the implications against Temer were made public. Flora Charner, CNN, "Artists and activists call for Brazilian President to resign," 28 May 2017

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First Known Use of devaluate

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Devaluate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devaluate. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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