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tr.v. ap·praised, ap·prais·ing, ap·prais·es
1. To estimate the price or value of: appraise a diamond; appraise real estate.
2. To make a considered judgment about; assess or size up: appraise a threat; appraised himself in the mirror. See Synonyms at estimate.
[Middle English appreisen, possibly from Old French aprisier, from Late Latin appretiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin pretium, price; see per-5 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. to assess the worth, value, or quality of
2. (Banking & Finance) to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
[C15: from Old French aprisier, from prisier to prize2]
Usage: Appraise is sometimes wrongly used where apprise is meant: they had been apprised (not appraised) of my arrival
v.t. -praised, -prais•ing.
1. to determine the worth, esp. monetary value, of.
2. to estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc. of: appraising the poetry of Milton.
[1400–50; late Middle English apraysen to set a value on, probably b. aprisen to apprize and preisen to praise (with sense of prize2)]
Past participle: appraised
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|Verb||1.||appraise - 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"|
grade, score, mark - assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
rate, value - estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
assess - estimate the value of (property) for taxation; "Our house hasn't been assessed in years"
censor - subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
|2.||appraise - consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"|
verb assess, judge, review, estimate, survey, price, rate, value, evaluate, inspect, gauge, size up (informal), eye up, assay, recce (slang) Many companies were prompted to appraise their recruitment policies.
Usage: Appraise is sometimes used where apprise is meant: both patients had been fully apprised (not appraised) of the situation. This may well be due to the fact that appraise is considerably more common, and that people therefore tend to associate this meaning mistakenly with a word they know better.
vt (= estimate) value, damage → (ab)schätzen; (= weigh up) person → einschätzen; character, ability → (richtig) einschätzen, beurteilen; situation → abschätzen; poem etc → beurteilen; performance → bewerten; an appraising look → ein prüfender Blick; he appraised the situation accurately/falsely → er hat die Lage genau/falsch eingeschätzt
vt. [value] apreciar, estimar, evaluar, ponderar.