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.
His gun came up and he looked at Craven appraisingly, as if selecting his targets.
Empire Clifford Donald Simak
He looked at her appraisingly, a glint of sympathy in his eyes.
The Trail to Yesterday Charles Alden Seltzer
For fully ten seconds the big fellow faced Oliver, his blue eyes studying him carefully, appraisingly.
The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
She was looking hard and appraisingly at the rings as she spoke.
Consequences E. M. Delafield
They looked at Eveley appraisingly, as we always look on those who come to do us good.
Eve to the Rescue Ethel Hueston
“One of those long easterly spurs,” Terry said appraisingly.
Herland Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
They nudged one another as they passed, lowered their voices when he was near, studied him appraisingly.
The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen
Kate looked at her appraisingly, and warmed in the doing of it.
The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie
He held his face back from her for an instant and looked at her appraisingly.
The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
For a minute or so Jean stood looking down upon Jan appraisingly.
Jan A. J. Dawson
to assess the worth, value, or quality of
to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
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.
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. Historical Examples So much the president was able to note in the appraisive glance—and to remember afterward. […]
sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism. Contemporary Examples The tenor of the divorce had no appreciable effect on marital outcomes for males. Nasty Divorces’ Silver Lining? Beverly Willett May 18, 2012 Maybe that was because I was beginning to pick up an appreciable income […]
sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism. Contemporary Examples (LOC 2055-2063) Will our grid be appreciably smarter in 2013 than it was in 2008? David’s Bookclub: The New New Deal David Frum November 30, 2012 Historical Examples There is appreciably less light every day; soon […]
to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness. to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine. to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation. to raise in value. to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly. Contemporary Examples But […]