August 13, 2016
- value (verb)
- What does it mean?
- 1 : to estimate the worth of2 : to think highly of
- How do you use it?
- Everyone on the team values the opinion of the coach.
- Are you a word wiz?
Which word do you think is related to "value"?"Value" and "equivalent" share the Latin root "valere." "Valere" means "to be of worth" and "to be strong" and it is the ancestor of many strong and worthwhile additions to the English language. Many of its descendants have something to do with strength or value. For example, "equivalent" applies to things that are alike or equal in number, value, or meaning. "Convalesce" refers to regaining health and strength gradually after illness or weakness. And "valor" denotes strength of mind or spirit in the face of danger.