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ap·praise  (ə-prāz′)
tr.v. ap·praised, ap·prais·ing, ap·prais·es
1. To evaluate, especially in an official capacity.
2. To estimate the quality, amount, size, and other features of; judge. 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 Indo-European roots.]

ap·prais′ing·ly adv.
ap·prais′a·ble adj.
ap·praise′ment n.
ap·prais′er n.
ap·prais′ing·ly adv.

appraise (əˈpreɪz)
vb (tr)
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]
apˈpraisable adj apˈpraiser n apˈpraisingly adv apˈpraisive adj apˈpraisively adv
Usage: Appraise is sometimes wrongly used where apprise is meant: they had been apprised (not appraised) of my arrival

ap•praise (əˈpreɪz)

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)]
ap•prais′a•ble, adj.
ap•prais′er, n.
ap•prais′ing•ly, adv.
ap•prais′ive, adj.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Verb1.appraise - evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance ofappraise - 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"
standardise, standardize - evaluate by comparing with a standard
reassess, reevaluate - revise or renew one's assessment
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 wayappraise - consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"

appraise
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.
Translations
appraise [əˈpreɪz] VT
1. (= value) [+ property, jewellery] → tasar, valorar
2. (= assess) [+ worth, importance] → estimar, apreciar; [+ situation] → evaluar; [+ staff] → evaluar
3. (US) (= price) → tasar
appraise [əˈpreɪz] vt
(= evaluate) [+ situation] → évaluer; [+ work, employee, performance] → évaluer
[+ value] → estimer
appraise
vt (= estimate) value, damage(ab)schätzen; (= weigh up) personeinschätzen; character, ability(richtig) einschätzen, beurteilen; situationabschätzen; poem etcbeurteilen; performancebewerten; an appraising lookein prüfender Blick; he appraised the situation accurately/falselyer hat die Lage genau/falsch eingeschätzt
appraise [əˈpreɪz] vt (value) → valutare, fare una stima di (fig) → dare or esprimere un giudizio su; (situation) → fare il bilancio di
appraise
vt.  [value] apreciar, estimar, evaluar, ponderar.


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