appraise

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Etymology 1[edit]

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.

Verb[edit]

appraise (third-person singular simple present appraises, present participle appraising, simple past and past participle appraised)

  1. (transitive) To set a value or worth of something, particularly by people appointed for the purpose
    to appraise goods and chattels
  2. (transitive) To consider comprehensively
  3. (transitive) To judge the performance of someone, especially a worker
    At the end of the contract, you will be appraised by your line manager.
  4. To estimate; to conjecture.
  5. To praise; to commend.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Form of apprise in use since 1706 but considered incorrect by some.

Verb[edit]

appraise (third-person singular simple present appraises, present participle appraising, simple past and past participle appraised)

  1. (proscribed) To apprise, inform.