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Meaning of APPRAISE

Pronunciation:  u'preyz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
  2. [v]  place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"

APPRAISE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: assess, evaluate, measure, survey, valuate, value
 See Also: analyse, analyze, canvass, censor, examine, grade, judge, mark, praise, rate, reassess, reevaluate, score, standardise, standardize, study



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. To estimate; to conjecture.

         Enoch . . . appraised his weight.     --Tennyson.

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

         Appraised the Lycian custom.          --Tennyson.

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

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