- 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 appraiser
HollywoodLife.com posted a closeup of the gaudy diamond ring, with an appraiser estimating its value at upward of $750,000.Hockey Hunks Conquer Hollywood!
June 1, 2010
There is no source for that valuation beyond Bernie, no appraiser's opinion attached.Ruth's Secret Stash
Allan Dodds Frank
March 15, 2009
I have taken the inventory of my faculties as calmly as if I were an appraiser.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
He recognized the former at once as Mr. Scantlebray, the appraiser.In the Roar of the Sea
A theayter cricket is a cricket and not an appraiser, y'understand.Worrying Won't Win
If it is found that the goods are undervalued the value will be raised by the appraiser.Government in the United States
James Wilford Garner
He therefore called out to the appraiser, and asked him what she was going at.The Book of Noodles
W. A. Clouston
- to assess the worth, value, or quality of
- to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
Word Origin and History for appraiser
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.