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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.


critical, considering
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.appraising - exercising or involving careful evaluationsappraising - exercising or involving careful evaluations; "looked him over with an appraising eye"; "the literary judge uses many evaluative terms"
critical - characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"


[əˈpreɪzɪŋ] ADJ [look etc] → apreciativo
References in classic literature ?
Madame Blunt mere lowered the long- handled glasses through which she had been contemplating him with an appraising, absorbed expression which had nothing maternal in it.
Conscious, at last, that he was slowly starving for a woman's love, beginning to brood because there was no beauty in his life, he was looking at her with eyes as newly appraising as her own.
He himself carefully scanned each face, appraising the possibilities of establishing intimacy with each of those present, and the advantages that might accrue.
Nor was he disappointed entirely, for as she walked away she raised one hand to the black, waving mass at the nape of her neck--the peculiarly feminine gesture that admits cognizance of appraising eyes behind her--and Tarzan saw upon a finger of this hand the ring of strange workmanship that he had seen upon the finger of the veiled woman a short time before.
She did me the scanty honor of appraising me as an easy victim, and she asked no questions.
She felt that they were weighing her, appraising her, and for the first time the anomalous position she occupied on Berande sank sharply home to her.
But when to his natural excellences were added the romance that linked with his name and the enormous wealth that was his, practically every free woman he encountered measured him with an appraising and delighted eye, to say nothing of more than one woman who was not free.
So that's the guy," Danny said, running an appraising eye over his proposed antagonist.
It was Franklin, the thick chief mate, who was addressing him with a watchful appraising stare of his prominent black eyes: "You'd better take a couple of these chaps with you and look out for her aft.
At last he was within a few feet of her, and when he shot a covert glance at her he saw that she was appraising him and that there was no evidence of anger upon her face.
Appraising car dealerships can be challenging and successful valuers need to know about current trends in both real estate and in the automotive industry.
In fact, many wonder if appraising as we know it today will even be in existence 10 years from now.