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[trans-val-yoo, tranz-] /trænsˈvæl yu, trænz-/
verb (used with object), transvalued, transvaluing.
to reestimate the value of, especially on a basis differing from accepted standards; reappraise; reevaluate.
Origin of transvalue
First recorded in 1905-10; trans- + value
Related forms
transvaluation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If he implies anything at all he implies a "transvaluation of all values."

    The World of H.G. Wells Van Wyck Brooks
  • The transvaluation of critical values must follow in the trail of revolutions.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • Already they are working at the transvaluation of all feeling in the European sense.

    mile Verhaeren Stefan Zweig
  • It is the motto of this movement to effect a transvaluation of sthetic values in style and stagecraft.


    Horace Barnett Samuel
  • The creator of the Duchesse de Sanseverina had caught more than a glimpse of the transvaluation of all values.

    Books and Characters Lytton Strachey
  • The first book of his work, The transvaluation of all Values, was completed when his malady declared itself.

    Friedrich Nietzsche Georg Brandes
  • But all this is in the main nothing but recreation beside the main thing: the name of the latter is transvaluation of all Values.

    Friedrich Nietzsche Georg Brandes
  • The transvaluation of values was performed by many hands into all sorts of combinations.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann
  • The transvaluation of values that is now in progress will go on slowly and for a very long while.

    In Defense of Women H. L. Mencken
  • I could only designate this dream displacement as the transvaluation of psychical values.

    Dream Psychology Sigmund Freud
British Dictionary definitions for transvaluation


verb -ues, -uing, -ued
(transitive) to evaluate by a principle that varies from the accepted standards
Derived Forms
transvaluation, noun
transvaluer, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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