[trans-val-yoo, tranz-]

verb (used with object), trans·val·ued, trans·val·u·ing.

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

Examples from the Web for transvaluation

Historical Examples of transvaluation

  • If he implies anything at all he implies a "transvaluation of all values."

  • The transvaluation of critical values must follow in the trail of revolutions.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for transvaluation


verb -ues, -uing or -ued

(tr) to evaluate by a principle that varies from the accepted standards
Derived Formstransvaluation, nountransvaluer, noun
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