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appraise (verb) assess; evaluate; estimate the value of.

When you appraise something, you try to assess its value, or you try to find its worth, usually in terms of money. A goldsmith appraises jewelry, that is, they judge the value of the jewelry and set a price for it. A real estate dealer appraises a peace of land, a site, or a building. That is, he estimates how much it is worth. To study a person to form an opinion about them is to appraise them. Analyzing a situation to find out its effects is appraising a situation.

  • Anselm took a close look at the visitor for a clear minute to appraise her and knew that he had a very beautiful young lady before him.
  • The estate along with the jewelry was appraised at a value far above the highest estimate of the people intending to buy them.
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