Definitions for appraiseəˈpreɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•praiseəˈpreɪz(v.t.)-praised, -prais•ing.

  1. to determine the worth, esp. monetary value, of.

    Category: Business

  2. to estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc. of:

    appraising the poetry of Milton.

Origin of appraise:

1400–50; late ME apraysen to set a value on, prob. b. aprisen to apprize and preisen to praise (with sense of prize2)

ap•prais′ive(adj.)

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

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