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appraise Explained

appraise at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


appraise at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

appraise at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Old French; Origin: aprisier, from prisier 'to value'; influenced by praise]//
1 formal to officially judge how successful, effective, or valuable something is: evaluate// --Greenpeace has been invited to appraise the environmental costs of such an operation.//
2 literary to look carefully at someone or something to make an opinion about them: --His eyes appraised her face.//

appraise at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

71 Moby Thesaurus words for "appraise":
adjudge, appreciate, assay, assess, audit, calculate, calibrate,
caliper, call, catalog, categorize, check a parameter, class,
classify, compute, deem, dial, divide, esteem, estimate, evaluate,
examine, factor, fair-trade, fathom, figure, form an estimate,
gauge, give an appreciation, graduate, group, guess, identify,
inspect, judge, make an estimation, mark, measure, mensurate, mete,
meter, pace, plumb, price, prize, probe, quantify, quantize,
quote a price, rank, rate, reckon, scrutinize, set at, sift, size,
size up, sort, sort out, sound, span, step, survey, take a reading,
thrash out, triangulate, valorize, valuate, value, weigh, winnow

Appraise at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Appraise \Ap*praise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appraised}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Appraising}.] [Pref. ad- + praise. See {Praise},
{Price}, {Apprize}, {Appreciate}.]
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.

Enoch . . . appraised his weight. --Tennyson.

3. To praise; to commend. [Obs.] --R. Browning.

Appraised the Lycian custom. --Tennyson.

Note: In the United States, this word is often pronounced,
and sometimes written, apprize.

appraise at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 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}]

appraise at English (WD) Of Explained:



*: Inter: rhymes » eɪz

Etymology 1

From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » aprisier||apraise, set a price on|lang=fro (Inter: etyl » fr|- Inter: term » apprécier|lang=fr), from Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » appretiare|lang=la, from Inter: term » ad-|lang=la + Inter: term » pretium||price, value|lang=la (English Inter: term » precious|lang=la), from which also Inter: term » appreciate|lang=en.


Inter: en-verb » apprais|ing
  • To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
    1. To estimate; to conjecture.
    2. To praise; to commend.
      Derived terms
      Inter: der-top » |

  • appraisal
  • appraisee
  • appraisement

  • Inter: der-mi » d
    • appraiser
    • appraisingly
    • appraisive
    • appraiseable
    • appraiseability

    Inter: der-botto » m
    Related terms
    * Inter: l » en|appreciate
  • Inter: l » en|precious
    Inter: trans-top » to set a value; to estimate the worth of
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|оценявам
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|einschätzen, Inter: t+ » de|taxieren
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|avaliar

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Quechua: Inter: t- » qu|chaninchay
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|valorar, Inter: t+ » es|tasar, Inter: t- » es|evaluar
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|cloriannu

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to estimate; to conjecture
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|преценявам

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to praise; to commend
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: estimer, évaluer

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    Incorrect form of Inter: term » apprise.


    Inter: en-verb » apprais|ing
  • Inter: proscribe » d To apprise, inform.

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    Translation: et » appraise
    Translation: fr » appraise
    Translation: ko » appraise
    Translation: io » appraise
    Translation: it » appraise
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    Translation: ku » appraise
    Translation: mg » appraise
    Translation: my » appraise
    Translation: ja » appraise
    Translation: no » appraise
    Translation: pl » appraise
    Translation: pt » appraise
    Translation: fi » appraise
    Translation: sv » appraise
    Translation: ta » appraise
    Translation: te » appraise
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    Translation: vi » appraise
    Translation: zh » appraise