devalue vs undervalue what difference

what is difference between devalue and undervalue

English

Etymology

de- +‎ value

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diːˈvæljuː/

Verb

devalue (third-person singular simple present devalues, present participle devaluing, simple past and past participle devalued)

  1. (transitive) To lower or remove the value of something.
  2. (intransitive) To lose value; to depreciate.

Synonyms

  • devaluate

Translations



English

Etymology

under- +‎ value

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌʌndə(ɹ)ˈvælju/

Verb

undervalue (third-person singular simple present undervalues, present participle undervaluing, simple past and past participle undervalued)

  1. (transitive) To underestimate, or assign too low a value to.
  2. (transitive) To have too little regard for.
    • September 28, 1706, Francis Atterbury, a sermon
      In comparison of it I undervalued all the ensigns of authority.
    • 1673, John Dryden, Amboyna
      I write not this with the least intention to undervalue the other parts of poetry.

Synonyms

  • underween

Translations

Noun

undervalue (plural undervalues)

  1. An undervaluation; a price or rate below the actual worth.
    • 1938, Law Reporter (volume 158, page 132)
      [] he must therefore prove that the contract was not at such an undervalue as would amount to fraud []

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