Appraiser



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

HollywoodLife.com posted a closeup of the gaudy diamond ring, with an appraiser estimating its value at upward of $750,000.
Hockey Hunks Conquer Hollywood! Peter Lauria May 31, 2010

There is no source for that valuation beyond Bernie, no appraiser’s opinion attached.
Ruth’s Secret Stash Allan Dodds Frank March 14, 2009

Historical Examples

The valuation must be duly set down in writing, and there is a certain fixed scale of charges for the appraiser’s services.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

I have taken the inventory of my faculties as calmly as if I were an appraiser.
The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

A theayter cricket is a cricket and not an appraiser, y’understand.
Worrying Won’t Win Montague Glass

He recognized the former at once as Mr. Scantlebray, the appraiser.
In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould

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

If it is found that the goods are undervalued the value will be raised by the appraiser.
Government in the United States James Wilford Garner

The man at once drove the cow to the market, and gave her over for sale to the appraiser of cattle.
The Book of Noodles W. A. Clouston

He therefore called out to the appraiser, and asked him what she was going at.
The Book of Noodles W. A. Clouston

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

early 15c., agent noun from appraise (v.).
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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