verb (used with object), re·val·u·at·ed, re·val·u·at·ing.

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 formsre·val·u·a·tion, nounnon·re·val·u·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for revaluation

Historical Examples of revaluation

  • Nowadays, however, there has been a revaluation of these old values.

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


    James Huneker

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

  • 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.

Word Origin and History for revaluation

1610s; see re- + valuation.



1949, back-formation from revaluation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper