- 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 appraise
We appraise the legacy of 9/11 through politics and the news, but side effects include numbness.Reading the Best 9/11 Novels
September 11, 2013
During gallery hours, he is seated at a desk, ready to “appraise” works of art as they come through the door.Where Bad Art Goes to Die
February 11, 2010
As I listen to the TV hosts jackhammering over the soft Southern accents of the guests, I appraise butts.The Bag Lady's Papers, Part III
January 6, 2009
She was little concerned with the morality of her course as others might appraise it.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The only standard by which the majority of us appraise our work is man's.The Conquest of Fear
It would have been easier to appraise had there been a workable alternative.End of the Tether
To collect, scrutinise, and appraise facts is his chief business.Science.The Industries of Animals
Its efficiency is not the efficiency which the business engineer is fitted to appraise.The Frontier in American History
Frederick Jackson Turner
- to assess the worth, value, or quality of
- to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
Word Origin and History for appraise
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.