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
For Rey Cano, a residential appraiser, the issue is more about public safety.
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.
You are an expert appraiser of art, and you take good fees from various dealers.
Mr. Girard, the appraiser, felt in his inmost soul that Robert Hooker knew something about it.The Unpublishable Memoirs | A. S. W. Rosenbach
He then began coughing very much, and she estimated his life with an appraiser's eye as he sank back ghastly pale.Jude the Obscure | Thomas Hardy
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
There will be no need for the most querulous appraiser to find fault with Mr. Holliday on the score of over-eulogy.Pipefuls | Christopher Morley
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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