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[ree-val-yoo-eyt] /riˈvæl yuˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), revaluated, revaluating.
to make a new or revised valuation of; revalue.
to increase the legal exchange value of (a nation's currency) relative to other currencies.
Origin of revaluate
1920-25; probably back formation from revaluation; see re-, value, -ate1
Related forms
revaluation, noun
nonrevaluation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nowadays, however, there has been a revaluation of these old values.

  • His revaluation of moral values has not shaken morality to its centre.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Such a revaluation of an old value offends our intellect while it touches our heart.

    Devil Stories Various
  • The humanist method must be extended to the whole subject-matter of education, even to a revaluation of knowing itself.

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
  • He had, in that moment, to make a revaluation of his sentiments for the financier—to weigh the effect of her indictment.

  • Ultimately, he finds, all genuine valuation implies a degree of revaluation.

    John Dewey's logical theory Delton Thomas Howard
  • Now there had recently occurred, under the direction of the Borough Surveyor, a revaluation of the whole town.

  • A new affection, a changed appreciation, brings with it a revaluation of life and insists upon its realization.

  • He performed the work of revaluation, &c., and the result was that the rents were increased by one-third and in some cases more.

  • The revaluation of values which is really demanded to-day is nothing so fundamental as we thought at the time.

    A Jewish Chaplain in France Lee J. Levinger
Word Origin and History for revaluation

1610s; see re- + valuation.



1949, back-formation from revaluation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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