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.
- ap·prais·a·ble, adjective
- ap·prais·er, noun
- ap·prais·ing·ly, adverb
- ap·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
- appraise , apprise
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How to use appraise in a sentence
Cellar liquidation — appraising a collector’s treasures before an auction or during a divorce — is another job path for somms.Sommeliers have been forced to pivot in the pandemic, and their futures remain uncertain | Dave McIntyre | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
In the fall of 2018, the city agreed to sell him two small parcels on the other side of Madison for $29,000, which the city recorded as the appraised value.How a Chicago Political Hangout Went From Bustling to Boarded-Up — Even After the City Promised Help | by Mick Dumke | December 17, 2020 | ProPublica
In 2016, it bought a veterinarian’s 5-acre lot in the rolling hills of northwest Georgia for roughly double the appraised value.A Power Company’s Quiet Land-Buying Spree Could Shield It From Coal Ash Cleanup Costs | by Max Blau for Georgia Health News | November 24, 2020 | ProPublica
Every major recruiting service has a unique methodology for appraising athletes, but five stars represents the pinnacle at seemingly every site.What Does Makur Maker Mean For The Future Of HBCU Sports? | Josh Planos | November 24, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The fence likely will come with a hefty tax bill if not donated, after Hidalgo County recently appraised the land’s value at more than $20 million, which Fisher said his company will fight.New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail | by Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo | September 2, 2020 | ProPublica
We appraise the legacy of 9/11 through politics and the news, but side effects include numbness.
During gallery hours, he is seated at a desk, ready to “appraise” works of art as they come through the door.
As I listen to the TV hosts jackhammering over the soft Southern accents of the guests, I appraise butts.
From the facts given it should not be difficult to appraise at its right value the honor conferred on Sanatogen.
No man who has not lived on both sides of the Atlantic can well appraise Henry James; his death marks the end of a period.Instigations | Ezra Pound
I call them radically different because to prize names a practical, non-intellectual attitude, and to appraise names a judgment.Essays in Experimental Logic | John Dewey
She turned her moistened eyes on Britz, who, through half-closed lids, was endeavoring to appraise her.The Substitute Prisoner | Max Marcin
How much of this effort was voluntary and how much of it was forced it is difficult to appraise.The Political Future of India | Lajpat Rai
British Dictionary definitions for appraise
to assess the worth, value, or quality of
to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
- appraisable, adjective
- appraiser, noun
- appraisingly, adverb
- appraisive, adjective
- appraisively, adverb
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