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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Appraise

    ap-prāz′, v.t. to set a price on: to value with a view to sale: to estimate the amount and quality of anything.—adj. Apprais′able.—ns. Apprais′al, appraisement; Appraise′ment, a valuation: estimation of quality; Apprais′er, one who values property: one who estimates quality. [Late in appearing; for some time used in the same sense as praise. Perh. formed on analogy of the synonymous Prize, Apprize.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appraise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appraise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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. Anuj Somany:

    The problem with the poor quality of an education anywhere is still minuscule in comparison to the trouble given by the people who are often given the responsibility to appoint and/or appraise the academically bright/right person.

  5. 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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