verb (used with object), ap·praised, ap·prais·ing.
- apposition suture,
- appositional growth,
- appraisal drilling,
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.
There is no source for that valuation beyond Bernie, no appraiser's opinion attached.
The valuation must be duly set down in writing, and there is a certain fixed scale of charges for the appraiser's services.
For, feeling my eyes upon her, she looked up and met what she must have thought the impudent stare of an appraiser.To Have and To Hold|Mary Johnston
The man at once drove the cow to the market, and gave her over for sale to the appraiser of cattle.The Book of Noodles|W. A. Clouston
Appraiser, a person employed to value property, and duly licensed to do so by licence taken out every year.
It was as if the tobacco pouch and the appraiser's receipt were in his own pocket; and broad rivers made capital graveyards.The Drums Of Jeopardy|Harold MacGrath
Word Origin for appraise
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.