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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Value \Val"ue\ (v[a^]l"[=u]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Valued
(v[a^]l"[=u]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Valuing.]
1. To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain
price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number,
power, importance, etc.
The mind doth value every moment. --Bacon.
The queen is valued thirty thousand strong. --Shak.
The king must take it ill,
That he's so slightly valued in his messenger.
Neither of them valued their promises according to
rules of honor or integrity. --Clarendon.
2. To rate highly; to have in high esteem; to hold in respect
and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one
for his works or his virtues.
Which of the dukes he values most. --Shak.
3. To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either
real or apparent; to enhance in value. [Obs.]
Some value themselves to their country by jealousies
of the crown. --Sir W.
4. To be worth; to be equal to in value. [Obs.]
The peace between the French and us not values
The cost that did conclude it. --Shak.
Syn: To compute; rate; appraise; esteem; respect; regard;
estimate; prize; appreciate.
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