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a good value

1. Literally, that which has a high quality, quantity, or worth but is offered at a low or reasonable price; a bargain. $1.50 for a sirloin steak? What a good value!
2. An affable, charismatic, and/or entertaining person. Primarily heard in Australia. John's a good value, he's so much fun to have at parties.
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be taken at face value

To be accepted only based on the way someone or something appears or seems, without being verified or investigated first. It's important that the current period of economic growth is not taken at face value by the government, as there is still a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done. The best salespeople are the ones who are taken at face value by their customers.
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face value

The apparent or base value of something, assessed without further examination or consideration. Don't try to pick apart this movie for deeper meaning, just take it at face value. I made a mistake when I took my manipulative aunt's word at face value.
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at face value

1. Based on the way someone or something appears or seems, without being verified or investigated first. It's important that the current period of economic growth is not taken at face value by the government, as there is still a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done. You can't judge someone like Nicole at face value—she's actually much friendlier than she seems at first.
2. In exchange for the official price printed on a ticket (as opposed to a resale price determined by the seller). I'll even sell you the tickets at face value. Come on, that's a good deal! If we want to see The Rolling Stones, we need to get tickets at face value before they sell out—they'll be way too expensive once people start reselling them.
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take (someone or something) at face value

To accept that something or someone is as it seems based only on an initial or outward appearance, without further verifying or investigating. Why some people take what that pundit says at face value is beyond me. He clearly has an ulterior motive. You're right to be wary, but, in this case, I think we can take John at face value. He's just trying to help.
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take (one) at (one's) word

To accept what one says without further verifying or investigating. Why some people take that pundit at his word is beyond me. He clearly has an ulterior motive. You're right to be wary, but, in this case, I think we can take John at his word. He's just trying to help.
See also: take, word

at face value

from outward appearance; from what something first appears to be. (From the value printed on the "face" of a coin or bank note.) Don't just accept her offer at face value. Think of the implications. Joan tends to take people at face value and so she is always getting hurt.
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take someone or something at face value

to accept someone or something just as it appears; to believe that the way things appear is the way they really are. He means what he says. You have to take him at face value. I take everything he says at face value.
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take something at face value

to accept something exactly the way it appears to be. I don't know whether I can take her story at face value, but I will assume that she is not lying. The committee took the report at face value and approved the suggested changes.
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value someone or something above someone or something

to hold someone or something to be more important than someone or something. I value her above all things. He values his car above his family!
See also: above, value

value someone or something as something

to hold someone or something in esteem as something; to find someone or something to be as good as something. I value you as a close friend. I value this watch as a keepsake.
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value someone or something for something

to hold someone or something in esteem for a particular quality. I value him for his skill in negotiation. I value this car for its speed and dependability.
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value something at something

to consider something to be worth a certain amount. The museum curator valued the vase at one million dollars. I value this vase at one million dollars.
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at face value, take

Accept from its outward appearance, as in You can't always take a manufacturer's advertisements at face value; they're bound to exaggerate . Literally this idiom has referred to the monetary value printed on a bank note, stock certificate, bond, or other financial instrument since the 1870s. The figurative usage is from the late 1800s.
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at face value

COMMON
1. If you take what someone says at face value, you accept it and believe it without thinking about it very much. Clients should know better than to take the advice of a salesman at face value. He can be a little too trusting at times and has a tendency to accept things at face value.
2. If you take someone at face value, you accept the impression that they give of themselves, even though this may be false. For a time I took him at face value. At that time, I had no reason to suspect him. She tends to accept people at face value. Note: The face value of a coin or banknote is the amount that is printed on it, although it may in fact be worth more or less than that amount, for example because it is very old.
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The standards have the objective of ensuring valuer qualifications, competence, ethics, experience, and full disclosure of details when conducting valuations.
By working with RICS Registered Valuers, ADF can help promote consistency and transparency in the UAE valuation profession, and thus limit the risk faced by investors and those buying their own home.
But in a report published yesterday, independent valuer Andrew Caldwell of BDO said that because of the business's liabilities there was no cash to hand back to shareholders amid a pounds 5.
Because in a rising market, the valuer overvalues there is the potential that market will catch up and exceed that valuation in time, explained Albert.
Remember, if your estate agent does not provide market comparable evidence for the mortgage valuer, there is a high risk that it will be down valued and your sale may fall through.
Anne Brown has joined as a senior valuer and will add to the expertise in residential and commercial sales and lettings.
More than 40 potential jurors initially filled the public gallery at Mold Crown Court for the trial, involving allegations of conspiracy against six defendants - a lawyer, property valuers and financial or mortgage advisers.
David Penn, managing director of Shortland Penn and Moore, added: "Our professional services are expanding and Andrew is one of the most experienced and best valuers in the Midlands and beyond, and the quality of his work fits well with our standards.
Jacqueline has over 20 years experience as a specialist jewellery valuer.
A closer look at the latest declaration shows that the Prime Minister this time got a government- approved valuer to assess the worth of his two properties -- a house in Sector 11, Chandigarh, and a flat in Vasant Kunj's B Block.
The roundtable discussed subjects like introduction of chain acquisition principle, takeover fee, clarification on negotiated weighted price, introduction of chartered accountant as valuer for valuation of financial assets, fixing responsibility of acquirer to confirm the report of valuer, changes in the office of manager to offer.
For the independent valuer, break options represent a landmark where the proverbial income stream cascades over the edge of the waterfall, leaving values to plummet.
BUYERS of new homes should not be too alarmed if the building society valuer slaps a much lower figure on their home than they expected - because many others are in the same boat.
There are strict rules where the accounts are subject to audit,which entail theuse of a suitably qualified independent valuer, which should then be scrutinised by the auditor.