AskDefine | Define appraise

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1 place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional" [syn: measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, value]
2 consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting" [syn: survey]

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Etymology 1

From appretiare ().


  1. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
  2. To estimate; to conjecture.
  3. To praise; to commend.
to set a value; to estimate the worth of
to estimate; to conjecture
to praise; to commend

Etymology 2

Incorrect form of apprise.


  1. To apprise, inform.

Extensive Definition

Appraisal may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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