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revaluate

[ree-val-yoo-eyt]
verb (used with object), re·val·u·at·ed, re·val·u·at·ing.
  1. to make a new or revised valuation of; revalue.
  2. to increase the legal exchange value of (a nation's currency) relative to other currencies.
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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
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Historical Examples of revaluation

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

    The Task of Social Hygiene

    Havelock Ellis

  • 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.

  • 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

n.

1610s; see re- + valuation.

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revaluate

v.

1949, back-formation from revaluation.

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