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English definition of “face value”

face value

noun    
take sth at face value to accept the way that something first appears without thinking about what it really means : You can't just take everything you read in the papers at face value .Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
(Definition of face value noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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