appraise

[uh-preyz]
verb (used with object), 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 estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc.: He tried to appraise the poetry of John Updike.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English apraysen to set a value on, probably a conflation of aprisen to apprize1 and preisen to praise (with sense of prize2)

appraisable, adjective
appraiser, noun
appraisingly, adverb
appraisive, adjective
misappraise, verb (used with object), misappraised, misappraising.
overappraise, verb (used with object), overappraised, overappraising.
reappraise, verb (used with object), reappraised, reappraising.
unappraised, adjective

appraise, apprise.
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appraise (əˈpreɪz)
 
vb
1.  to assess the worth, value, or quality of
2.  to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes
 
[C15: from Old French aprisier, from prisier to prize²]
 
usage  Appraise is sometimes wrongly used where apprise is meant: they had been apprised (not appraised) of my arrival
 
ap'praisable
 
adj
 
ap'praiser
 
n
 
ap'praisingly
 
adv
 
ap'praisive
 
adj
 
ap'praisively
 
adv

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appraise
1530s, from Fr. apprécier, from L.L. appretiare "value, estimate," from ad- "to" + pretium "price" (see price). Original Eng. spelling apprize altered by influence of praise (q.v.). Related: Appraiser (1520s).
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Example sentences
The end being a better life for the average citizen of the country being
  appraised.
Appraised by educators, this series is an ideal content and reading level for
  middle grades.
The number and location of bathrooms also have an important effect on appraised
  value.
Fifty percent of the appraised value of their finds goes to the government.
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