Ap*praise" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appraised (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Appraising.] [Pref. ad- + praise. See Praise, Price, Apprize, Appreciate.]
To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
To estimate; to conjecture.
Enoch . . . appraised his weight.
To praise; to commend.
Appraised the Lycian custom.
⇒ In the United States, this word is often pronounced, and sometimes written, apprize.
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