Val·ue v. t. [imp. & p. p. Valued 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. --Shak.
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. Temple.
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.
Val·ued a. Highly regarded; esteemed; prized; as, a valued contributor; a valued friend.
adj 1: (usually used in combination) having value of a specified
2: held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of
an intrinsic nature; "a valued friend"