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 And many appraisal companies offer virtual inspections and can now appraise properties remotely. Kori Covrigaru, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 Formed in April by executive order, the 36-member commission exists to hear arguments for and against Supreme Court reform and to analyze and appraise the merits of specific proposals. Jamelle Bouie New York Times, Star Tribune, 25 July 2021 That also adds checks and balances because lenders want to make sure homes appraise for the value of the loan. K.b. Mensah, The Indianapolis Star, 26 June 2021 Although staffers don’t appraise or grade rocks and minerals found at the park, the value wasn’t what was important to Liden. Washington Post, 22 June 2021 While cash buyers will usually still conduct an inspection, the deal is not contingent on mortgage financing being approved or the possibility the home will appraise under the agreed upon price. Anna Bahney, CNN, 2 June 2021 The greater fact is, highly sensitive documents have been stolen; documents that appraise candidly the long road of our involvement in Indochina. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 June 2021 The failure of a house to appraise for the purchase price was once a drag on rising prices. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 28 May 2021 The gamblers and drinkers crowding the sidewalks, cruising by slowly to appraise the line for Miss Kanhai's dosti roti before deciding to park up and join in, just to indulge in her sweet hand. Patrice Grell Yursik, Travel + Leisure, 27 May 2021

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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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“Appraise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appraise. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for appraise

appraise

verb

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

appraise

transitive verb
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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