appraisal

noun
ap·​prais·​al | \ ə-ˈprā-zəl How to pronounce appraisal (audio) \

Definition of appraisal

: an act or instance of appraising something or someone a damage appraisal They gave us an honest appraisal of our chances. especially : a valuation of property by the estimate of an authorized person sought an appraisal of her jewelry real estate appraisals

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Examples of appraisal in a Sentence

the appraisal of some jewelry I made a quick appraisal of the situation and decided to leave right away. The book is an excellent appraisal of the influences that have shaped our government.
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Recent Examples on the Web Home appraisal is a boom-and-bust business, driven by the housing market’s cycles. New York Times, "They Were on Equal Footing. Then the Ground Shifted.," 27 Feb. 2021 Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino, delivered a blunt appraisal of Ngo’s book after reading it. oregonlive, "How Portland’s Andy Ngo turned his war with ‘antifa’ into a dubious, best-selling book," 13 Feb. 2021 An appraiser whose familiar with the area would know that this occasional stink lowers neighborhood property values and could factor that into the appraisal, Lewis explains. Brittany Anas, House Beautiful, "Why Home Appraisals Are So Important," 12 Feb. 2021 Sale provided an appraisal that showed Perdue sold his home for slightly under market value. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, "David Perdue's private DC home sale to FINRA official raises ethics questions," 11 Dec. 2020 An appraisal of the property never was done, Town Clerk Cheryl McColley said Tuesday. Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, "Grey Cloud Island residents dig in against expansion of gravel mine," 24 Nov. 2020 Though an appraisal provided to ProPublica by the buyer found that Perdue sold for slightly under market value, four local real estate experts disagreed, telling ProPublica that the almost $1.8 million sale price Perdue garnered seemed high. Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, "Sen. David Perdue Sold His Home to a Finance Industry Official Whose Organization Was Lobbying the Senate," 10 Dec. 2020 The teenager’s stepfather owned a commercial real estate appraisal firm and taught him how to run real estate records. Kim Chatelain | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "'This is ... the greatest honor': Bob Merrick presented the Loving Cup after decades of philanthropy," 21 Sep. 2020 Sellers can take items to one of the many boutiques for in-store for appraisal or submit images online for cash on the spot. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Online Consignment Sites to Score Vintage Fashion," 5 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of appraisal

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for appraisal

see appraise

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The first known use of appraisal was in 1795

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4 Mar 2021

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“Appraisal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appraisal. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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appraisal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of appraisal

: the act of judging the value, condition, or importance of something : the act of appraising something
: something that states an opinion about the value, condition, or importance of something

appraisal

noun
ap·​prais·​al | \ ə-ˈprā-zəl How to pronounce appraisal (audio) \

Kids Definition of appraisal

: an act or instance of setting a value on appraisal of the property

appraisal

noun
ap·​prais·​al | \ ə-ˈprā-zəl How to pronounce appraisal (audio) \

Legal Definition of appraisal

: a valuation of property by the estimate of an authorized person: as
a : the determination of the fair value of a corporation's stock by a judicial proceeding that a dissenting shareholder is usually entitled by statute to demand in a case of extraordinary corporate action (as a merger) — see also dissent entry 1 sense 1
b : the estimation of the value of real estate for the purpose of taxation, sale, or securing a mortgage
c : the estimation of the value of damage done to property for the purpose of adjusting an insurance claim

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