appraise

verb
ap·​praise | \ ə-ˈprāz How to pronounce appraise (audio) \
appraised; appraising

Definition of appraise

transitive verb

1 : to set a value on : to estimate the amount of appraise the damage
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

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Other Words from appraise

appraisee \ ə-​ˌprā-​ˈzē How to pronounce appraise (audio) \ noun
appraisement \ ə-​ˈprāz-​mənt How to pronounce appraise (audio) \ noun
appraiser noun
appraisive \ ə-​ˈprā-​ziv How to pronounce appraise (audio) \ adjective

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of appraise in a Sentence

The ring must be appraised by a jeweler before it can be insured. appraise the house and property What is the property's appraised value? In the book, he appraises Hollywood's recent films and contrasts them with several independent films.
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Recent Examples on the Web Clients such as MoLAA typically team up with an independent auctioneer or auction house to appraise the work and guide them through the sale. Deborah Vankin Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Museum of Latin American Art defends auctioning dozens of works from its collection," 11 Dec. 2020 Invaluable does not take possession of works to photograph, research, catalog and appraise the way a traditional auction house would. Deborah Vankin Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Museum of Latin American Art defends auctioning dozens of works from its collection," 11 Dec. 2020 New York authorities investigating whether President Donald Trump’s company inflated the value of its assets for loans and tax breaks are seeking more records of the company’s communication with an engineer who helped appraise its property. Erik Larson, Bloomberg.com, "More Trump Records Sought in New York Asset-Valuation Probe," 20 Nov. 2020 Fast, the department’s chief appraiser, said the department couldn’t assume Nationwide would be the winning bidder and that the department had to appraise the property for a typical buyer. Katie Surma, The Arizona Republic, "Nationwide Insurance bought one of the state's most valuable parcels of land in Scottsdale. It also got a great deal," 20 June 2018 But Petros’s mirrors also challenge those hosts to appraise themselves. Emmanuel Iduma, The New York Review of Books, "Italy’s Colonial History in Africa Reframed," 3 Oct. 2020 But Red Cliffs inholdings have still fetched premium prices because federal officials agreed to appraise them as if they could be developed in a bid to secure political support for landscape conservation in Washington County. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Feds' preferred highway route would impact lands it spent millions acquiring for conservation," 19 Sep. 2020 The elderly homeowner who’d inherited the vase learned of its significance after calling in Dutch art consultant Johan Bosch van Rosenthal to appraise her art and valuables collection. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, "Rare Chinese Vase Found in Pet-Filled Home Sells for $9 Million," 10 Aug. 2020 On the show, which debuts Aug. 4, a team of experts and authenticators appraise various antiques and collectibles that families have had in their households for years. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Winter Park family featured on new A&E show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of appraise

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for appraise

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

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16 Jan 2021

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“Appraise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appraise. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for appraise

appraise

verb
How to pronounce appraise (audio)

English Language Learners 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)

appraise

verb
ap·​praise | \ ə-ˈprāz How to pronounce appraise (audio) \
appraised; appraising

Kids Definition of appraise

: to set a value on appraise a diamond
ap·​praise | \ ə-ˈprāz How to pronounce appraise (audio) \
appraised; appraising

Legal Definition of appraise

: to estimate the value of : make an appraisal of

Other Words from appraise

appraiser noun

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