- 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 appraisive
Historical Examples of appraisive
Jeffard blew a cloud of smoke toward the ceiling, and took in the outward presentment of the pioneer in an appraisive eye-sweep.The Helpers
She had risen to meet him by the time he had mounted the steps, and he knew that her first glance was appraisive.
So much the president was able to note in the appraisive glance—and to remember afterward.
- to assess the worth, value, or quality of
- to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
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.