Definition of appraise verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    appraise

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//əˈpreɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpreɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they appraise
    BrE BrE//əˈpreɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpreɪz//
     
    he / she / it appraises
    BrE BrE//əˈpreɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpreɪzɪz//
     
    past simple appraised
    BrE BrE//əˈpreɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpreɪzd//
     
    past participle appraised
    BrE BrE//əˈpreɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpreɪzd//
     
    -ing form appraising
    BrE BrE//əˈpreɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpreɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1appraise somebody/something (formal) to consider or examine somebody/something and form an opinion about them or it an appraising glance/look His eyes coolly appraised the young woman before him. She stepped back to appraise her workmanship. The architect gave the exterior an appraising glance.
  2. 2appraise somebody to make a formal judgement about the value of a person’s work, usually after a discussion with them about it Managers must appraise all staff.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘set a price on’): alteration of apprize, by association with praise. The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.
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