valorize

verb val·o·rize \ ˈva-lə-ˌrīz \

Definition of valorize

valorized; valorizing
transitive verb
1 :to enhance or try to enhance the price, value, or status of by organized and usually governmental action
  • using subsidies to valorize coffee
2 :to assign value or merit to :validate

valorization

play \ˌva-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of valorize

back-formation from valorization, borrowed from Portuguese valorizacão, from valorizar "to enhance the value of" (from valor "value, worth"—going back to early Medieval Latin—+ -izar -ize) + -acão -ation — more at valor


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