The word "value" refers to the importance of something, or we use it when describing worth and talking about money.
You can use this word as a verb:
- Their house was valued at over $350,000.
- The tax assessor valued the house at that amount.
- Jeff values the many friendships he has made over the years.
- I value your opinion. Tell me what you think.
- We don’t value shoddy work at our company. You will have to do your best.
- It’s a shame that the people of that country don’t value their own art or literature.
You can also use this word as a noun:
- The value of this necklace is almost $10,000.
- This car has almost no value. It’s too old and it needs a lot of repairs.
- Home values in this neighborhood are starting to go up.
- Jeff places a high value on his friendship with others.
- Kathy was a woman whose values were in doubt by everyone at the company. When they found out about her criminal past, she was fired.
- Torturing people goes against American values. (If something goes against your values, then you should never do it.)
The adjective form of "value" is "valuable."
- These diamonds are very valuable. They’re worth over a million dollars.
- Terry is a valuable employee. She knows everything about how the company works.
- Your advice is valuable and welcome.
He’s wearing a valuable watch.
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This page was first published on June 11, 2012. It was updated on February 17, 2016.