valued


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Valued \Val"ued\ (v[a^]l"[=u]d), a.
   Highly regarded; esteemed; prized; as, a valued contributor;
   a valued friend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Value \Val"ue\ (v[a^]l"[=u]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Valued
   (v[a^]l"[=u]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Valuing.]
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   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.
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            The mind doth value every moment.     --Bacon.
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            The queen is valued thirty thousand strong. --Shak.
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            The king must take it ill,
            That he's so slightly valued in his messenger.
                                                  --Shak.
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            Neither of them valued their promises according to
            rules of honor or integrity.          --Clarendon.
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   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.
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            Which of the dukes he values most.    --Shak.
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   3. To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either
      real or apparent; to enhance in value. [Obs.]
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            Some value themselves to their country by jealousies
            of the crown.                         --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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   4. To be worth; to be equal to in value. [Obs.]
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            The peace between the French and us not values
            The cost that did conclude it.        --Shak.
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   Syn: To compute; rate; appraise; esteem; respect; regard;
        estimate; prize; appreciate.
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