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appraise

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verb ap·praise \ə-ˈprāz\

Simple Definition of appraise

  • : to say how much something is worth after you have carefully examined it : to give an official opinion about the value of (something)

  • : to give your opinion about the condition, quality, or importance of (something or someone that you have studied or examined)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of appraise

appraised

appraising

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to set a value on :  estimate the amount of <appraise the damage>

  3. 2 :  to evaluate the worth, significance, or status of; especially :  to give an expert judgment of the value or merit of <appraise an actor's career>

appraisee

play \ə-ˌprā-ˈzē\ noun

appraisement

play \-ˈprāz-mənt\ noun

appraiser

noun

appraisingly

play \-ˈprā-ziŋ-lē\ adverb

appraisive

play \-ˈprā-ziv\ adjective

Examples of appraise in a sentence

  1. The ring must be appraised by a jeweler before it can be insured.

  2. appraise the house and property

  3. What is the property's appraised value?

  4. In the book, he appraises Hollywood's recent films and contrasts them with several independent films.



Origin and Etymology of appraise

Middle English appraysen, probably from Anglo-French *appreiser, from a- (from Latin ad-) + preiser to prize, praise


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of appraise

estimate, appraise, evaluate, value, rate, assess mean to judge something with respect to its worth or significance. estimate implies a judgment, considered or casual, that precedes or takes the place of actual measuring or counting or testing out <estimated the crowd at two hundred>. appraise commonly implies the fixing by an expert of the monetary worth of a thing, but it may be used of any critical judgment <having their house appraised>. evaluate suggests an attempt to determine relative or intrinsic worth in terms other than monetary <evaluate a student's work>. value equals appraise but without implying expertness of judgment <a watercolor valued by the donor at $500>. rate adds to estimate the notion of placing a thing according to a scale of values <a highly rated restaurant>. assess implies a critical appraisal for the purpose of understanding or interpreting, or as a guide in taking action <officials are trying to assess the damage>.

APPRAISE Defined for Kids

appraise

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verb ap·praise \ə-ˈprāz\

Definition of appraise for Students

appraised

appraising

  1. :  to set a value on <appraise a diamond>




Law Dictionary

appraise

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transitive verb ap·praise \ə-ˈprāz\

Legal Definition of appraise

appraised

appraising

  1. :  to estimate the value of :  make an appraisal of

appraiser

noun




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