verb (used with object), val·or·ized, val·or·iz·ing.
- to provide for the maintaining of the value or price of (a commercial commodity) by a government’s purchasing the commodity at the fixed price or by its making special loans to the producers.
- (tr) to fix and maintain an artificial price for (a commodity) by governmental action
1907, from valor “value” (late 15c.), variant of valour (see valor).