Definitions for appraiseəˈpreɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value(verb)

    evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

    "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"

  2. survey, appraise(verb)

    consider in a comprehensive way

    "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appraise(verb)

    to set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels

  2. Appraise(verb)

    to estimate; to conjecture

  3. Appraise(verb)

    to praise; to commend

  4. Origin: [Pref. ad- + praise. See Praise, Price, Apprize, Appreciate.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sun-Tzu:

    Appraise war in terms of the fundamental factors. The first of these factors is moral influence.

  2. Shunsuke Okashita:

    I sell modern age swords because it is difficult to appraise the old swords and know their true value.

  3. Marianne Moore:

    When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.

  4. Ezra Pound:

    There are few things more difficult than to appraise the work of a man suddenly dead in his youth; to disentangle promise from achievement; to save him from that sentimentalizing which confuses the tragedy of the interruption with the merit of the work actually performed.

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