Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To evaluate, especially in an official capacity.
  • transitive v. To estimate the quality, amount, size, and other features of; judge. See Synonyms at estimate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
  • v. To estimate; to conjecture.
  • v. To praise; to commend.
  • v. To apprise, inform.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose.
  • transitive v. To estimate; to conjecture.
  • transitive v. To praise; to commend.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • . To value; prize.
  • To value in current money; officially set a price upon; estimate the value of: used especially of the action of a person or persons appointed for the purpose, under direction of law or by agreement of persons interested: as, to appraise the goods and estate of a deceased person, or goods taken under a distress for rent.
  • To estimate generally, in regard to quality, service, size, weight, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
  • v. consider in a comprehensive way

Etymologies

Middle English appreisen, possibly from Old French aprisier, from Late Latin appretiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin pretium, price; see per-5 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French aprisier ("apraise, set a price on") (French apprécier), from Late Latin appretiare, from ad- + pretium ("price, value") (English precious), from which also appreciate. (Wiktionary)
Incorrect form of apprise. (Wiktionary)

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