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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To estimate the price or value of.
  • transitive verb To make a considered judgment about; assess or size up: synonym: estimate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • . 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English appreisen, possibly from Old French aprisier, from Late Latin appretiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin pretium, price; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Incorrect form of apprise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

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