The definition of appraise is to determine the value or quality of something or what something is worth.(verb)
To inspect an area that was hit by a tornado to come up with a dollar figure on the damage it caused is an example of appraise.
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transitive verb ap·praised, ap·prais·ing, ap·prais·es
Origin: Middle English appreisen
Origin: , possibly from Old French aprisier
Origin: , from Late Latin appretiāre
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin pretium, price; see per-5 in Indo-European roots.
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