Etymology
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appraise (v.)

c. 1400, appreisen, "to set a value on," from stem of Old French aprisier "appraise, set a price on" (14c., Modern French apprécier), from Late Latin appretiare "value, estimate," from ad "to" (see ad-) + pretium "price" (see price (n.)). The original English spelling, also apprize, was altered by influence of praise. Related: Appraised; appraising.

updated on September 23, 2022

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Definitions of appraise from WordNet

appraise (v.)
evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of;
I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
Synonyms: measure / evaluate / valuate / assess / value
appraise (v.)
consider in a comprehensive way;
He appraised the situation carefully before acting
Synonyms: survey
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