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value

val·ue

value

 
 
pronunciation:
vael yu
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part of speech: noun
definition: the worth or importance of something.
That car has a value of five thousand dollars.She places great value on education.
synonyms:
merit, use, usefulness, worth
similar words:
advantage, benefit, importance
Word History
Value comes from a Latin word that means both "to be of value" and "to be strong and well." Valiant (brave or heroic) and valor (heroic courage) come from the same Latin word.
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  belief, culture, moral
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The word value contains the following part: