appraise

[ 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.

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Origin of appraise

1400–50; late Middle English apraysen to set a value on, probably a conflation of aprisen to apprize1 and preisen to praise (with sense of prize2)

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH appraise

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British Dictionary definitions for appraise

appraise
/ (əˈpreɪz) /

verb (tr)

to assess the worth, value, or quality of
to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes

Derived forms of appraise

Word Origin for appraise

C15: from Old French aprisier, from prisier to prize ²

usage for appraise

Appraise is sometimes wrongly used where apprise is meant: they had been apprised (not appraised) of my arrival
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