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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- 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appraiser - one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of thingsappraiser - one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
evaluator, judge - an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
valuer - someone who assesses the monetary worth of possessions
2.appraiser - one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validityappraiser - one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something


[əˈpreɪzəʳ] N (US) (Comm, Fin) → tasador(a) m/f


[əˈpreɪzər] (US) n (= valuer) → expert m
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dear du Bousquier," said he, in a jaunty tone, so sure was he of success, "Monsieur de Troisville and the Abbe de Sponde are examining your house like appraisers.
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Majewski points out that it's a violation for an appraiser to accept an assignment when there has been a predetermination of a property's value.
Through new guidance and regulation, HUD has strengthened its criteria for placing appraisers on its appraiser roster--which establishes their eligibility to participate in HUD programs.
Radio lets inside staff instantly contact an appraiser to reschedule appointments and get answers to questions.
Thus, the appraiser must understand the pertinent legal issues in a given jurisdiction before commencing work.
While dealing with an appraiser may seem more of a hassle than its worth, in actuality the contrary may be true.
If, in addition, the appraiser had been asked to value the assets for insurable value and for personal property tax assessment, he would have had to give the client two additional reports, a total of four values for the same assets at the same time.
The program would allow the entry of historical financial information in as much or as little detail as the appraiser thought necessary.