appreciate often connotes sufficient understanding to enjoy or admire a thing's excellence.
appreciates fine wine
value implies rating a thing highly for its intrinsic worth.
values our friendship
prize implies taking a deep pride in something one possesses.
Americans prize their freedom
treasure emphasizes jealously safeguarding something considered precious.
a treasured memento
cherish implies a special love and care for something.
cherishes her children above all
Examples of value in a Sentence
The company's stock continues to decline in value.
Real estate prices have doubled in value over the last decade.
The difference in value between the two currencies is not significant.
You may exchange the item for something of equal value.
We sold the home for less than its full value.
an increase in the value of the dollar
The home has a value of $1,000,000.
Property values tend to rise as interest rates fall.
The store advertises great values.
No one can deny the value of a good education. Verb
She values the time she spends with her family.
The items are highly valued by collectors.
The herbs are valued for their medicinal properties. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
But the impractical value is likely larger; to be in the presence of a giant is for some reason calming—the air felt tranquil here, the sunlight scattered, the wind stilled.—Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2023 What was most important for me, really, was the value of writers.—Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Price at time of publish: $40 Full of Yiddish words, this children’s book is a lively story that tells about the Jewish values of giving, gratitude, and family.—Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 22 Nov. 2023 Not just shareholders In 2019, the business community declared a seismic shift in corporate values when the Business Roundtable announced an end to shareholder primacy.—Byeamon Barrett, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 This is arguably the best value in a garage workbench out there right now.—Matt Jancer, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 Seeing the story that others are missing by reporting what so often gets overlooked: the values that connect us.—Ken Makin, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Nov. 2023 In 2006, Cerberus offered $76 million, twice Bushmaster’s own estimate of its value.—James Bandler, ProPublica, 21 Nov. 2023 Rents have skyrocketed and some homes have tripled in value, while the working-class Black families of Dunkley’s childhood largely vanished.—Omari Daniels, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023
Are individual needs valued and respected by everyone?—Sahaj Kaur Kohli, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2023 Instituting these changes requires a cultural shift within organizations to recognize and value the diversity of employees’ needs.—Gleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 The September price of battery-quality lithium would have valued that yield at more than $200,000.—Aaron Gettinger, arkansasonline.com, 21 Nov. 2023 This comes as Gen Z, the generation pouring into corporate America at the fastest rate, has often been the loudest about desiring employers who value their well-being at work.—Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 21 Nov. 2023 These sneakers combine style with comfort, offering a cloud-like feel for those who value both fashion and functionality in their workout attire.—Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 Musk seems to value his ability on X to challenge conventional wisdom and influence cultural debates.—Brian Steinberg, Variety, 19 Nov. 2023 Advertisement The global market for e-scooters, sometimes called e-kick scooters, was valued at $4.3 billion in 2022 and is predicted to grow by 13 percent annually, said a report from Grand View Research.—Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 Fisher is believed to be looking for minority investors, hoping to generate $500 million toward stadium costs by valuing the A’s at $2 billion and selling 25% of the team.—Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023
Ask them to look at their daily, repetitive tasks or those that are a non-value add.—Steve Smith, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Without adjustment for inflation, the 2022 total ex-value total is among the highest in Alaska history, but adjustments for inflation bring that total down to about the median for the harvests reported since 1975, the Fish and Game report said.—Yereth Rosen, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Nov. 2022 Indeed, many non-value, discretionary retailers also are expanding in 2021.—Bryan Pearson, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 See More
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Middle English, "worth, high quality," borrowed from Anglo-French, noun derivative from feminine of valu (going back to Vulgar Latin *valūtus), past participle of valer, valeir "to be worth, have value," going back to Latin valēre "to be well, have strength" — more at wield
Middle English valuen, borrowed from Anglo-French valuer "to estimate, be worth," verbal derivative of valuevalue entry 1