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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Old French aprisier (apraise, set a price on) (compare modern French apprécier), from Late Latin appretiare, from ad- + Latin pretium (price, value) (English precious), from which also appreciate, a doublet.

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To determine the value or worth of something, particularly as a person appointed for this 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. (transitive) To estimate; to conjecture.
  5. (transitive) To praise; to commend.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive, proscribed) To apprise, inform.