revalorize

verb

re·​val·​o·​rize (ˌ)rē-ˈva-lə-ˌrīz How to pronounce revalorize (audio)
revalorized; revalorizing

transitive verb

: to assign new merit or value to (something) : revalidate
Last year's Raysse retrospective at the Centre Pompidou revalorized his early Pop works, but it didn't do much for the later figurative paintings.Artforum
revalorization noun
plural revalorizations
We need a revalorization of the trades that would allow students to enter those fields without social prejudice … Camille Paglia

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of revalorize was in 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Revalorize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revalorize. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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