Appraise



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.
Contemporary Examples

During gallery hours, he is seated at a desk, ready to “appraise” works of art as they come through the door.
Where Bad Art Goes to Die Sasha Watson February 10, 2010

We appraise the legacy of 9/11 through politics and the news, but side effects include numbness.
Reading the Best 9/11 Novels Jimmy So September 10, 2013

As I listen to the TV hosts jackhammering over the soft Southern accents of the guests, I appraise butts.
The Bag Lady’s Papers, Part III Alexandra Penney January 5, 2009

Historical Examples

First he arranged with Valasco to identify as nearly as possible, and to appraise, the French and Italian pictures.
The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers

To collect, scrutinise, and appraise facts is his chief business.Science.
The Industries of Animals Frdric Houssay

No one born out of Little Arcady can appraise the revolutionary character of this circumstance at anything like its true value.
The Boss of Little Arcady Harry Leon Wilson

Its efficiency is not the efficiency which the business engineer is fitted to appraise.
The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner

We must appraise the events of 1942 according to their relative importance; we must exercise a sense of proportion.
State of the Union Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt

One by one she could appraise her own possessions, and those they fabled of her.
Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett

He was absorbed in thinking of the evening before, and in trying to appraise each of Loo’s words and looks.
Elder Conklin Frank Harris

verb (transitive)
to assess the worth, value, or quality of
to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
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.

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