appraisive
adjective see appraise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • appraisive — āziv adjective : forming an appraisal both aesthetic and ethical discourse … are treated as primarily appraisive in their mode of signifying P.B.Rice : appraising so many harshly appraisive eyes fixed upon her I.S.Cobb …   Useful english dictionary

  • appraisive — ap·prais·ive …   English syllables

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Essentially contested concept — In a paper delivered to the Aristotelian Society on 12 March 1956, [Published immediately as Gallie (1956a); a later, slightly altered version appears in Gallie (1964).] Walter Bryce Gallie (1912 ndash;1998) introduced the term essentially… …   Wikipedia

  • appraise — appraisable, adj. appraiser, n. appraisingly, adv. appraisive, adj. /euh prayz /, v.t., appraised, appraising. 1. to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess: We had an expert appraise the house before we bought it. 2. to… …   Universalium

  • appraisiv — ap|prai|siv [aprɛ zi:f] <Adj.> [engl. appraisive, zu: to appraise = schätzen, bewerten < frz. apprécier < lat. appretiare] (Spachw.): bewertend; nicht wertfrei: Die sozialistische Agitation dagegen „muss selbstverständlich den jeweils …   Universal-Lexikon

  • appraise — verb assess the value, quality, or performance of. ↘(of an official valuer) set a price on. Derivatives appraisable adjective appraisee noun appraisement noun appraiser noun appraising adjective appraisingly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • appraise — v.tr. 1 estimate the value or quality of (appraised her skills). 2 (esp. of an official valuer) set a price on; value. Derivatives: appraisable adj. appraiser n. appraisive adj. Etymology: APPRIZE by assim. to PRAISE …   Useful english dictionary

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