verb val·o·rize \ˈva-lə-ˌrīz\

Definition of valorize




  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to enhance or try to enhance the price, value, or status of by organized and usually governmental action using subsidies to valorize coffee

  3. 2 :  to assign value or merit to :  validate


play \ˌva-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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

First Known Use: circa 1906

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