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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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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
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[əˈpreɪzəʳ] N (US) (Comm, Fin) → tasador(a) m/f
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[əˈpreɪzər] (US) n (= valuer) → expert m
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Riley, a gentleman with a waxen complexion and fat hands, rather highly educated for an auctioneer and appraiser, but large-hearted enough to show a great deal of bonhomie toward simple country acquaintances of hospitable habits.
Why should an auctioneer and appraiser thirty years ago, who had as good as forgotten his free-school Latin, be expected to manifest a delicate scrupulosity which is not always exhibited by gentlemen of the learned professions, even in our present advanced stage of morality?
Master Pedro made him a bow, saying, "I expected no less of the rare Christianity of the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, true helper and protector of all destitute and needy vagabonds; master landlord here and the great Sancho Panza shall be the arbitrators and appraisers between your worship and me of what these dilapidated figures are worth or may be worth."
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."
Appraiser Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: This refers to the ability to read and comprehend large amounts of written information, interpret data, apply the Forces of Magnetism and make determinations about their presence within the submitted documentation.
In Notice 2006-96, the Service issued transition guidance on the new definitions of "qualified appraisal" and "qualified appraiser" in Sec.
An accredited business appraiser can help, but understanding the basics of calculating your value will keep you from getting lost in the numbers.
To locate an appraiser, contact the American Society of Appraisers (800-272-8258; or the International Society of Appraisers (206-241-0359;
WHEN IT COMES TIME TO sell your business or to develop an estate plan--which includes making gifts of business interest to the next generation--or when you need to value your business for divorce purposes, how do you find a qualified appraiser?
All that the contract offers is that the appraisers perform their own valuations and then attempt to find agreement with the other appraiser concerning those valuations.
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.
According to Greg Koester, customer service manager of the 77-year-old Bloomington, Illinois-based auto, home, farm and business insurer, limitations of the initial portable-computer deployment included an inefficient method to receive new assignments on a timely basis, a lack of precision in scheduling appraiser appointments, a minimum of one business day between an assessment and settlement offer, and the necessity for appraisers to phone or fax in requests for total-loss assessments.