- to provide for the maintaining of the value or price of (a commercial commodity) by a government's purchasing the commodity at the fixed price or by its making special loans to the producers.
Also especially British, val·or·ise.
Origin of valorize
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Examples from the Web for valorization
The valorization, or equalization, of coffee originated in Brazil.
He proved his kingship by his masterful handling of valorization three years later.
The principle of valorization is generally conceded to be economically unsound, because it encourages overproduction.
It effectively killed all future valorization schemes in so far as direct participation by this country is concerned.
This first valorization was abandoned in favor of the Sielcken plan, which the federal government ratified in July, 1908.
- (tr) to fix and maintain an artificial price for (a commodity) by governmental action
C20: back formation from valorization; see valour
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Word Origin and History for valorization
1907, from valor "value" (late 15c.), variant of valour (see valor).
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