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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.
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The act or result of judging the worth or value of something or someone:
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References in classic literature ?
So intent was he upon this personal appraisement of his features that he did not hear the parting of the tall grass behind him as a great body pushed itself stealthily through the jungle; nor did his companion, the ape, hear either, for he was drinking and the noise of his sucking lips and gurgles of satisfaction drowned the quiet approach of the intruder.
He saw the head and face of a young fellow of twenty, but, being unused to such appraisement, he did not know how to value it.
At first, as she turned toward the ape-man, her face reflected only mad rage, but almost instantly this changed into the vapid smile with which Smith-Oldwick was already familiar and her slim fingers commenced their soft appraisement of the newcomer.
"Healthy, good-sense, sound all through," was his final appraisement.
Came the day when all mists and cob-webs dissolved, when he found his brain clear as a bell, and took just appraisement of his body's weakness.
Revolutions are usually accompanied by a considerable effusion of blood, but are accounted worth it -- this appraisement being made by beneficiaries whose blood had not the mischance to be shed.
Having long discredited the old systems of mysticism, he now began to discredit the old appraisements of morality.
Collector customs appraisement, Peshawar, Ihsan Ali Shah, additional collector customs appraisement, Peshawar, Mohammad Ahsan, assistant collector customs, Torkham, Asma Javed Paracha, Frontier Customs Agents Group president Ziaul Haq Sarhadi and All Pakistan Commercial Exporters Association chairman Manzoor Elahi also attended the meeting of the valuation committee.
LAHORE -- The Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement, Lahore has collected Rs3.54 billion as customs duty during February 2019 as against the set target of Rs3.45 billion.
The notion of (net) income as a "flow" is the outcome of the individual entrepreneur's judgment of a recorded sequence of concrete transactions during a definite period of the past; or it may refer to his summary appraisement of quantities of goods or money that will accrue from discrete acts of exchange expected to take place during a relevant future time period.
It was decided at a meeting between PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Zakaria Zakar and Collector Customs (Appraisement) Lahore Mohammad Jamil Nasir held here at new campus on Saturday.
Moreover, the world situation was "of such enormous complexity that the very mass of facts presented to the public by press and radio make it exceedingly difficult for the man in the street to reach a clear appraisement of the situation".