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1. to assess the worth, value, or quality of
2. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
[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)]
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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.
appraise [əˈpreɪz] vt
(= evaluate) [+ situation] → Ã©valuer; [+ work, employee, performance] → Ã©valuer
[+ value] → estimer
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.
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at any rate
"There is nothing to appraise," said the Attorney, pocketing his last fee.
My heart, believe me, is able to appraise at its true worth all that you have done for me by protecting me from my enemies, and from hatred and persecution.
Unacquainted with grief, I knew not how to appraise my bereavement; I could not rightly estimate the strength of the stroke.
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