Appraise definition

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To make a considered judgment about; assess or size up.

Appraise a threat; appraised himself in the mirror.

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To set a price for; decide the value of, esp. officially.
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The definition of appraise is to determine the value or quality of something or what something is worth.

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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To estimate the quantity of.
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To judge the quality or worth of.
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To determine the fair price or market value of something. See also market value and assess.
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To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
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To praise; to commend.
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(proscribed) To apprise, inform.
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To estimate the price or value of.

Appraise a diamond; appraise real estate.

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Origin of appraise

  • Middle English appreisen possibly from Old French aprisier from Late Latin appretiāre Latin ad- ad- Latin pretium price per-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French aprisier (“apraise, set a price on”) (French apprécier), from Late Latin appretiare, from ad- + pretium (“price, value”) (English precious), from which also appreciate.

    From Wiktionary

  • Incorrect form of apprise.

    From Wiktionary