• to enhance or try to enhance the price, value, or status of by organized and usually governmental action
  • to assign value or merit to

Source:  Merriam-Webster

I found this word while reading a part of the Universe Strikes Back by Ellen Lupton. It can be found on the first page of the reading where it says, “Modernism sought a common language built on systems and modularity in contrast, the post-modernists valorized the special idioms and dialects of cultures and subcultures.” To me this shows how the post-modernists gave value to the idioms and dialects of other cultures.

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