During gallery hours, he is seated at a desk, ready to “appraise” works of art as they come through the door.
We appraise the legacy of 9/11 through politics and the news, but side effects include numbness.
As I listen to the TV hosts jackhammering over the soft Southern accents of the guests, I appraise butts.
c.1400, "to set a value on," from stem of Old French aprisier "apraise, set a price on" (14c., Modern French apprécier), from Late Latin appretiare "value, estimate," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pretium "price" (see price (n.)). Original English spelling apprize altered by influence of praise. Related: Appraised; appraising.