value

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noun
1 amount of money that sth is worth
ADJECTIVE
high, low

the high value of the pound

full, total
real, true
average
estimated
monetary
nominal

a share with a nominal value of $50

face

At yesterday's auction an old coin sold for many times more than its face value.

residual

a residual value of 10% of its original cost

resale

Regular servicing will add to the resale value of your car.

rental
market

Use current market values to determine the worth of your assets.

land, property
shareholder
VERB + VALUE
place, put, set

It's hard to put a value on a company with large assets and turnover but low profits.

add
boost, increase, inflate, raise

They were accused of artificially inflating the value of the company's securities.

maximize
double, triple, etc.

Dramatic developments on the stock market tripled the value of his shares.

diminish, lower, reduce
hold, keep, retain

The piano has held its value.

calculate, determine, estimate, measure, work out
overestimate, underestimate
VALUE + VERB
double, triple, etc.
appreciate, go up, increase, rise
exceed sth
decline, decrease, depreciate, fall, go down
PREPOSITION
in value

The land has dropped in value.

to the value of

Paintings to the value of two million euros were stolen last night.

PHRASES
an increase in value, a rise in value
a drop in value, a fall in value, a reduction in value
2 how much sth is worth compared with its price
ADJECTIVE
excellent, good, great, outstanding
poor
VERB + VALUE
deliver, offer, provide

Our products deliver value.

PHRASES
value for money

Though a little more expensive, the larger model gives better value for money.

3 importance
ADJECTIVE
enormous, great, high, immense, incalculable, inestimable, tremendous
added

It has an added value for native speakers of English.

doubtful, dubious, limited, low

His published account of his travels is of dubious value to other explorers.

lasting
main, real, true
intrinsic
practical, sentimental, symbolic
aesthetic, entertainment
nutritional, nutritive

the nutritional value of eggs

VERB + VALUE
have

The stolen necklace only had sentimental value for her.

attach, place, put, set

He places a high value on marriage.

appreciate, realize, recognize, understand

We began to recognize the value of advice from others.

demonstrate, prove, show

a program which demonstrates the value of education

measure
question

Many people question the social value of talk shows.

overestimate, underestimate

You can't underestimate the value of networking.

diminish
enhance

This would greatly enhance the value of the book as a resource for scholars.

emphasize, underline (esp. BrE), underscore (esp. AmE)
VALUE + VERB
be, lie

The real value of the book lies in its wonderful characterization.

VALUE + NOUN
judgement

Evolutionary psychology does not make a value judgement about the way we behave.

PREPOSITION
of value

He didn't say anything of value.

value to

Pottery fragments are of great value to historians.

4 values set of beliefs
ADJECTIVE
dominant

the dominant values of a society

conservative, conventional, traditional
common, shared, universal

What shared values do you have with your friends?

human
aesthetic, cultural, educational, political, social
Christian, ethical, moral, religious, spiritual

We need to be guided by our moral values.

family

The party's election campaign emphasized its belief in family values.

middle-class, Victorian, Western
parental

the rejection of parental values by a child

democratic, liberal
… OF VALUES
set

a prevailing set of cultural values

VERB + VALUES
have, hold

They hold very middle-class values.

cherish, encourage, foster, promote

Is it the role of schools to foster spiritual values?

instil/instill

Families adhered to the values instilled by the church.

embody

the principles and values embodied in the Constitution

hold onto, preserve, uphold

a society that has failed to preserve its traditional values

compromise

I won't compromise my artistic values.

share

the cultural values shared by all the ethnic groups

VALUE + NOUN
system

a common value system

PHRASES
production values

a movie with high production values

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verb think sb/sth is very important
ADVERB
greatly, highly, particularly
increasingly
positively
equally
rightly

the fear of losing the independence that they rightly value

VERB + VALUE
come to, learn to

During my illness I learned to value the ordinary things in life.

PREPOSITION
as

I value her very highly as a friend.

for

Tulips are valued for their beauty.

He hated to be valued for his looks alone.

Value is used with these nouns as the object: ↑asset, ↑contribution, ↑diversity, ↑freedom, ↑friendship, ↑honesty, ↑independence, ↑input, ↑life, ↑privacy, ↑property, ↑stock, ↑work

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