verb (used with object), ap·praised, ap·prais·ing.
- apposition suture,
- appositional growth,
- appraisal drilling,
Origin of appraise
Examples from the Web for appraisingly
Appraisingly, she studied the old man who leaned comfortably against the gearhouse.Danger at the Drawbridge|Mildred A. Wirt
Obadiah gave his daughter a keen glance and then stared at Joe appraisingly before he answered.The Triumph of Virginia Dale|John Francis, Jr.
He held his face back from her for an instant and looked at her appraisingly.The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
For fully ten seconds the big fellow faced Oliver, his blue eyes studying him carefully, appraisingly.The Heritage of the Hills|Arthur P. Hankins
"One of those long easterly spurs," Terry said appraisingly.Herland|Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
Word Origin 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.