[ uh-preyz ]
/ əˈpreɪz /
verb (used with object), ap·praised, ap·prais·ing.
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
ap·prais·a·ble, adjectiveap·prais·er, nounap·prais·ing·ly, adverbap·prais·ive, adjective
mis·ap·praise, verb (used with object), mis·ap·praised, mis·ap·prais·ing.o·ver·ap·praise, verb (used with object), o·ver·ap·praised, o·ver·ap·prais·ing.re·ap·praise, verb (used with object), re·ap·praised, re·ap·prais·ing.un·ap·praised, adjective
Can be confusedappraise apprise
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Examples from the Web for appraisable
So far as these reforms were appraisable, they were reckoned to be equivalent to a saving of not less than 6s.
British Dictionary definitions for appraisable
/ (əˈpreɪz) /
to assess the worth, value, or quality of
to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
appraisable, adjectiveappraiser, nounappraisingly, adverbappraisive, adjective
Word Origin for appraise
C15: from Old French aprisier, from prisier to prize ²
Appraise is sometimes wrongly used where apprise is meant: they had been apprised (not appraised) of my arrival
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