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English definition of “devalue”

devalue

verb [T] (NOT VALUE)    /ˌdiːˈvæl.juː/
to cause someone or something to be considered less valuable or important: I don't want to devalue your achievement, but you seem to have passed your exam without really doing any work.Deteriorating and making worse
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