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verb [transitive] [often passive] value pronunciation in British English /ˈvæljuː/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlevaluing
past tensevalued
past participlevalued
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  1. 1
    to consider someone or something to be important
    a community in which people respected their elders and valued their knowledge and experience
    a valued friend/colleague
    value something for something: vitamins and minerals that are valued for their protective and energy-giving qualities
  2. 2
    to state how much something is worth
    I had the necklace valued then put in the auction.
    value something at something: The seized cocaine was valued at £500,000.
    The terms of the deal value the company at £2 million.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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