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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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