Value
Value Val"ue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Valued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Valuing}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

The mind doth value every moment. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The queen is valued thirty thousand strong. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The king must take it ill, That he's so slightly valued in his messenger. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Neither of them valued their promises according to rules of honor or integrity. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Which of the dukes he values most. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either real or apparent; to enhance in value. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Some value themselves to their country by jealousies of the crown. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

4. To be worth; to be equal to in value. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The peace between the French and us not values The cost that did conclude it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To compute; rate; appraise; esteem; respect; regard; estimate; prize; appreciate. [1913 Webster]


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