transitive verb (-rized; -rizing) Etymology: Portuguese valorizar, from valor value, price, from Medieval Latin Date: circa 1906 1. to enhance or try to enhance the price, value, or status of by organized and usually governmental action <
using subsidies to valorize coffee
2. to assign value or merit to ; validatevalorization noun

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  • valorize — (Amer.) val·or·ize || vælÉ™raɪz v. establish and maintain the high price of a certain commodity through governmental channels (also valorise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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