appraise

appraise
transitive verb (appraised; appraising) Etymology: Middle English appraysen, probably from Anglo-French *appreiser, from a- (from Latin ad-) + preiser to prize, praise Date: 15th century 1. to set a value on ; estimate the amount of <
appraise the damage
>
2. to evaluate the worth, significance, or status of; especially to give an expert judgment of the value or merit of <
appraise an actor's career
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Synonyms: see estimateappraisee nounappraisement nounappraiser nounappraisingly adverbappraisive adjective

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  • appraise — ap‧praise [əˈpreɪz] verb [transitive] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES to decide how well an employee is doing his or her work, usually after discussing with the employee how well he or she has performed during the past year : • It is the line manager s job to …   Financial and business terms

  • appraise — ap·praise /ə prāz/ vt ap·praised, ap·prais·ing: to estimate the value of: make an appraisal of ap·prais·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • appraise — appraise, apprise Like many near sounding words with some relation of meaning, these are often confused. Appraise means ‘to assess the value of (something or someone)’ (e.g. • When a man is stripped of all worldly insignia, one can appraise him… …   Modern English usage

  • appraise — ► VERB 1) assess the quality or nature of. 2) give (an employee) an appraisal. 3) (of an official valuer) set a price on. DERIVATIVES appraisee noun appraiser noun. USAGE Appraise is frequently confused …   English terms dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appraise — (v.) c.1400, to set a value on, from stem of O.Fr. aprisier apraise, set a price on (14c., Mod.Fr. apprécier), from L.L. appretiare value, estimate, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + pretium price (see PRICE (Cf. price …   Etymology dictionary

  • appraise — value, *estimate, evaluate, assay, rate, assess Analogous words: *judge, adjudge: determine, ascertain, *discover: inspect, examine, *scrutinize, audit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appraise — [v] judge, estimate adjudge, assay, assess, audit, calculate, check, check out*, deem, evaluate, examine, eye*, figure, figure in, figure out, gauge, guesstimate*, have one’s number*, inspect, look over, peg, price, rate, read, review, set at,… …   New thesaurus

  • appraise — [ə prāz′] vt. appraised, appraising [ME apreisen < OFr apreiser < LL(Ec) appretiare < L ad, to + pretium, PRICE; sp. infl. by PRAISE] 1. to set a price for; decide the value of, esp. officially 2. to estimate the quantity of 3. to judge… …   English World dictionary

  • appraise — [15] Originally, appraise meant simply ‘fix the price of’. It came from the Old French verb aprisier ‘value’, which is ultimately a parallel formation with appreciate; it is not clear whether it came directly from late Latin appretiāre, or… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • appraise — UK [əˈpreɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms appraise : present tense I/you/we/they appraise he/she/it appraises present participle appraising past tense appraised past participle appraised 1) formal to form an opinion about how successful,… …   English dictionary

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