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ap·praise

 (ə-prāz′)
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- 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.

appraise


Past participle: appraised
Gerund: appraising

Imperative
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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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.

appraise

verb
To make a judgment as to the worth or value of:
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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
Tis true," answered Porthos, rising on his saddle, in order that he might appraise the immense crowd, "there are a lot of them.
Every asylum is full of such cases--men and women, who, naturally selfish and egotistical, so appraise to themselves their own importance that every other circumstance in life becomes subservient to it.
Also, when his secret glance went across to Norman opposite him, or to any one else, to ascertain just what knife or fork was to be used in any particular occasion, that person's features were seized upon by his mind, which automatically strove to appraise them and to divine what they were - all in relation to her.
But White Fang soon learned to differentiate between thieves and honest men, to appraise the true value of step and carriage.
There is nothing to appraise," said the Attorney, pocketing his last fee.
Unacquainted with grief, I knew not how to appraise my bereavement; I could not rightly estimate the strength of the stroke.