tr.v. ap·praised, ap·prais·ing, ap·prais·es
1. To estimate the price or value of: appraise a diamond; appraise real estate.
2. To make a considered judgment about; assess or size up: appraise a threat; appraised himself in the mirror. See Synonyms at estimate.
[Middle English appreisen, possibly from Old French aprisier, from Late Latin appretiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin pretium, price; see per-5 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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