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English verb: devalue

1. devalue (change) remove the value from; deprive of its value


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cheapen, degrade

Narrower (hyponym)demonetise, demonetize

2. devalue (change) lower the value or quality of

SamplesThe tear devalues the painting.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)alloy, debase, depreciate, lour, lower

3. devalue (change) lose in value

SamplesThe dollar depreciated again.

Synonymsdepreciate, devaluate, undervalue

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

Verb groupdepreciate

Antonymsrevalue, apprise, apprize, appreciate

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