- to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess: We had an expert appraise the house before we bought it.
- to estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc.: He tried to appraise the poetry of John Updike.
Origin of appraise
Examples from the Web for appraiser
HollywoodLife.com posted a closeup of the gaudy diamond ring, with an appraiser estimating its value at upward of $750,000.Hockey Hunks Conquer Hollywood!
June 1, 2010
There is no source for that valuation beyond Bernie, no appraiser's opinion attached.Ruth's Secret Stash
Allan Dodds Frank
March 15, 2009
I have taken the inventory of my faculties as calmly as if I were an appraiser.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
He recognized the former at once as Mr. Scantlebray, the appraiser.In the Roar of the Sea
A theayter cricket is a cricket and not an appraiser, y'understand.Worrying Won't Win
If it is found that the goods are undervalued the value will be raised by the appraiser.Government in the United States</p>
James Wilford Garner
He therefore called out to the appraiser, and asked him what she was going at.The Book of Noodles
W. A. Clouston
- to assess the worth, value, or quality of
- to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
Word Origin and History for appraiser
early 15c., agent noun from appraise (v.).
c.1400, "to set a value on," from stem of Old French aprisier "apraise, set a price on" (14c., Modern French apprécier), from Late Latin appretiare "value, estimate," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pretium "price" (see price (n.)). Original English spelling apprize altered by influence of praise. Related: Appraised; appraising.