[ val-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈvæl əˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), val·or·ized, val·or·iz·ing.

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

1905–10; < Late Latin valor worth (see valor) + -ize

Related forms

val·or·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for valorization



/ (ˈvæləˌraɪz) /


(tr) to fix and maintain an artificial price for (a commodity) by governmental action

Derived Forms

valorization or valorisation, noun

Word Origin for valorize

C20: back formation from valorization; see valour
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