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Definition of "appraise" []

  • To evaluate, especially in an official capacity. (verb-transitive)
  • To estimate the quality, amount, size, and other features of; judge. See Synonyms at estimate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "appraise" in a sentence
  • "Park at the curb (by the owls) to "appraise" him of the suspected rodent murder at the school grounds."
  • "Hecker had quietly stashed in North Dakota allegedly so jeweler friends could "appraise" them."
  • "Most "well-managed" organizations have collected the information they need to appraise the 2010 performance of their employees and either have given -- or are about to give -- the results to them."