Appraise Ap*praise", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appraised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appraising}.] [Pref. ad- + praise. See {Praise}, {Price}, {Apprize}, {Appreciate}.] 1. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels. [1913 Webster]

2. To estimate; to conjecture. [1913 Webster]

Enoch . . . appraised his weight. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To praise; to commend. [Obs.] --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

Appraised the Lycian custom. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the United States, this word is often pronounced, and sometimes written, apprize. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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