- 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.
- 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. 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.
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//