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value

val·ue

value

 
 
pronunciation:
vael yu
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the worth, importance, or usefulness of something.
She places great value on education.
synonyms:
merit, use, usefulness, utility, worth
similar words:
account, advantage, benefit, denomination, importance, meaning, significance
definition 2: the worth of something in money, goods, or services.
What is the value of your car?
synonyms:
worth
similar words:
charge, cost, denomination, expense, fee, price
definition 3: (plural) principles considered most important.
Protecting the natural environment is one of his values.
synonyms:
ideals, morals, principles
similar words:
beliefs, rules
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: valued, values, valuing
definition 1: to set or guess the worth of.
The book dealer valued the collection of antique books at seven hundred dollars.
synonyms:
appraise, evaluate
similar words:
appreciate, assess, estimate, price
definition 2: to think of as important or valuable.
He valued her help.I value you as a friend.
synonyms:
appreciate, esteem, prize, treasure
similar words:
cherish, respect
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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