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valorize

[val-uh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), val·or·ized, val·or·iz·ing.
  1. 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.
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Also especially British, val·or·ise.

Origin of valorize

1905–10; < Late Latin valor worth (see valor) + -ize
Related formsval·or·i·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for valorization

Historical Examples

  • The valorization, or equalization, of coffee originated in Brazil.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • He proved his kingship by his masterful handling of valorization three years later.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • The principle of valorization is generally conceded to be economically unsound, because it encourages overproduction.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • It effectively killed all future valorization schemes in so far as direct participation by this country is concerned.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • This first valorization was abandoned in favor of the Sielcken plan, which the federal government ratified in July, 1908.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers


British Dictionary definitions for valorization

valorize

valorise

verb
  1. (tr) to fix and maintain an artificial price for (a commodity) by governmental action
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Derived Formsvalorization or valorisation, noun

Word Origin

C20: back formation from valorization; see valour
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Word Origin and History for valorization

n.

1907, from valor "value" (late 15c.), variant of valour (see valor).

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valorize

v.

1921, from valor (see valorization) + -ize.

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