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value

noun

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1 the amount of money for which something will find a buyer
  • the real value of that house is close to a million dollars

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2 a quality that gives something special worth
  • defending the democratic system's intrinsic values

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3 the relative usefulness or importance of something as judged by specific qualities
  • the value of a good education cannot be overstated

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value

verb

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1 to hold dear
  • a nation that values individualism and self-reliance

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2 to make an approximate or tentative judgment regarding
  • values his stocks at $150,000 or thereabouts

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estimate, appraise, evaluate, value, rate, assess mean to judge something with respect to its worth or significance. estimate implies a judgment, considered or casual, that precedes or takes the place of actual measuring or counting or testing out. estimated the crowd at two hundred appraise commonly implies the fixing by an expert of the monetary worth of a thing, but it may be used of any critical judgment. having their house appraised evaluate suggests an attempt to determine relative or intrinsic worth in terms other than monetary. evaluate a student's work value equals appraise but without implying expertness of judgment. a watercolor valued by the donor at $500 rate adds to estimate the notion of placing a thing according to a scale of values. a highly rated restaurant assess implies a critical appraisal for the purpose of understanding or interpreting, or as a guide in taking action. officials are trying to assess the damage

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The first known use of value was in the 14th century

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“Value.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/value. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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