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ap·praise

appraise

 
pronunciation:
preIz
part of speech: verb
inflections: appraises, appraising, appraised
definition 1: to judge the quality or nature of.
The critic appraised the dancer's performance.
synonyms:
assess, evaluate, gauge
similar words:
appreciate, figure, guess, judge, reckon, value
definition 2: to determine the value of; set a price for.
The jeweler appraised the diamond necklace at ten thousand dollars.
synonyms:
assess, evaluate, value
similar words:
gauge, price
derivations: appraisable (adj.), appraisement (n.), appraiser (n.)