Definition of appraise
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
appraiseeplay \ə-ˌprā-ˈzē\ noun
appraisementplay \-ˈprāz-mənt\ noun
appraisinglyplay \-ˈprā-ziŋ-lē\ adverb
appraisiveplay \-ˈprā-ziv\ adjective
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.
Recent Examples of appraise from the Web
The property has been appraised at about $1.5 million, Strong said, and recently received a $400,000 investment on a new heating system.
A certified appraiser will be available to appraise visitors' quilts during the show Friday and Saturday.
The startling realization of the ring's true value came decades later, when the wearer chose to have the ring appraised by a local jeweler.
Nationally known antiques and art appraiser Todd Peenstra will be available to appraise and consult on items (except books or stamps) at a cost of $5 per item for LHS members and $10 per item for non-LHS members.
Miami-Dade appraised the land for $9 million at the end of 2015, when Beckham appeared on the verge of going ahead with stadium construction.
A series of swift, scientific maneuvers followed: The researchers measured, sexed and appraised the animal.
They also did not set aside money clients paid them for adoption fees and did not keep clients appraised of the status of their paperwork, the Attorney General's Office said.
GETTING IN A hefty doorman consults guest lists and appraises intrigued passers-by.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of appraise
APPRAISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of appraise for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of appraise for Students
: to set a value on appraise a diamond
Legal Definition of appraise
: to estimate the value of : make an appraisal of
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