Appraisal



the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone.
an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation.
an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc:
the critics’ appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public opinion.
Contemporary Examples

Rentoul’s appraisal goes too easy, both on Heller and on himself.
A Rather Misguided Catch-22 Reaction David Frum January 1, 2013

Thomas, however, reveals she is actually far more understanding in her appraisal of Girls.
Marlo Thomas Says Girls Should Feel Free to Be Like Hannah Horvath Emily Shire April 23, 2014

Holbrooke was friends with Kissinger but he remained unflinchingly honest in his appraisal.
An American in Full Jonathan Alter December 13, 2010

Thomas Wide talks to the Conservative MP behind this appraisal.
Kwasi Kwarteng Discusses the Ghosts of Britain’s Empire Thomas Wide February 16, 2012

Closer to home, a neighbor planning his estate had an appraisal done in 2010 and again in late 2012.
Don’t Get Too Stressed About the Farm Bubble Justin Green March 31, 2013

Historical Examples

As she hurried about, getting on her fresh, clean clothes, she continued her appraisal of her room.
The Brand Therese Broderick

I could not exactly subscribe to Jetta’s appraisal of her parent, but I did not say so.
Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930 Various

A closer look convinced Marcus that his first appraisal had been wrong.
Mezzerow Loves Company Floyd L. Wallace

Through his passion Tolliver recognized the justice of that appraisal.
The Best Short Stories of 1920 Various

As he rode, he heard the rallying cry and its full portent in no wise escaped his just appraisal.
When ‘Bear Cat’ Went Dry Charles Neville Buck

noun
an assessment or estimation of the worth, value, or quality of a person or thing See also performance appraisal
a valuation of property or goods
n.

“setting of a price,” by 1784, American English, from appraise + -al (2). Figurative sense, “act of appraising” (originally a term of literary criticism) is from 1817.

A formal evaluation of property by an expert, used to establish its market value.

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