- 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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- (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 valorise
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