• WordNet 3.6
    • v appraise consider in a comprehensive way "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
    • v appraise evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional","access all the factors when taking a risk"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Appraise To estimate; to conjecture. "Enoch . . . appraised his weight."
    • Appraise To praise; to commend. "Appraised the Lycian custom."
    • Appraise To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appraise To value; prize.
    • appraise To value in current money; officially set a price upon; estimate the value of: used especially of the action of a person or persons appointed for the purpose, under direction of law or by agreement of persons interested: as, to appraise the goods and estate of a deceased person, or goods taken under a distress for rent.
    • appraise To estimate generally, in regard to quality, service, size, weight, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Appraise ap-prāz′ to set a price on: to value with a view to sale: to estimate the amount and quality of anything
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. ad-, + praise,. See Praise Price Apprize Appreciate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Late in appearing; for some time used in the same sense as praise. Perh. formed on analogy of the synonymous Prize, Apprize.


In literature:

The girl gave him an appraising scrutiny as she walked toward him.
"Sheila of Big Wreck Cove" by James A. Cooper
She consulted his aspirations and appraised his native tendencies.
"The Reconstructed School" by Francis B. Pearson
So Charles appraised her and found her, although but a means, very beautiful.
"The Truce of God" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The employer first eyes him in keen appraisal.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
The full value of all they have done cannot yet be appraised.
"Women and War Work" by Helen Fraser
She looked at the two older women with swift, appraising glance.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
Apart from Nancy's appreciation of that meeting, the woman in her sought to appraise the man she beheld.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Objectionable publications, films, broadcasting, and television have been the subject of expert appraisal in many countries.
"Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents" by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Appraisers and surveyors were set to work to parcel out the property.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
She had not the air of distinction which he was so quick to detect and appraise.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
To this end he has worked with a devotion and a strain of energy which only those immediately about him can properly appraise.
"Painted Windows" by Harold Begbie
Doe, however, was quicker in appraising the terrible facts.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
Until they had rightly appraised the value of his friendship, women had been wont to regard him with a riant curiosity.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
He sees his hand and appraises it at its value.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
As for Vincent Farley, the real man, Ardea's appraisal of him was not greatly at fault.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
Expertness, appraisal of teaching, 131.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
The contributions of various philosophists are appraised.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
To their analysis and appraisal the body of this book is devoted.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
His eyes were still roving the kitchen appraisingly.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
A telegram from Wally had appraised his daughter of their arrival in New York.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke

In poetry:

"My purpose went not to develop
Such insight in Earthland;
Such potent appraisements affront me,
And sadden my reign!
"The Mother Mourns." by Thomas Hardy
They grant us sudden days
Snatched from their business of war;
But we are too close to appraise
What manner of men they are.
"The Verdicts [Jutland]" by Rudyard Kipling
"We're both growing old, and the end's drawing near,
You have less of this world to resign,
But in Heaven's appraisal your assets, I fear,
Will reckon up greater than mine.
"Valuation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yes, we sophomores figured duly
That, if we appraised him truly,
Horace must have been a brick;
And no wonder that with ranting
Rhymes he went a-gallivanting
Round with sprightly Lydia Dick!
"Lydia Dick" by Eugene Field

In news:

In this segment, appraiser David Lackey characterizes the man depicted on the Staffordshire platter as a "farmer," because at the time of the recording he was unsure of his identity.
At China's Communist Party congress, outgoing President Hu Jintao made a frank appraisal of challenges faced by the party.
The property appraiser's Yellow Pages.
If you ever see a Shaker chair on "Antiques Roadshow," the appraiser will probably go on about its design, the simple, clean lines, the sturdy craftsmanship, the strength of its cross bars and ladderback.
Edward Rothstein claims that Freud emerges unscathed from my "Epistemological Liabilities of the Clinical Appraisal of Psychoanalytic Theory" ( Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, December 1979).
Enlarge Scott Shaw, The Plain Dealer Serena Harragin, the CEO of Gray's Auctioneers, walks by some of the items she and her partner -- and the president and chief appraiser.
Waller also judges quilts , does quilt appraisals and participated in the South Dakota quilt documentation project as a technical expert.
The Story of the Dionne Quints Five cute dolls of happy quintuplets turned up in Wichita, but the Dionne girls' real-life story is a tragic one Understanding Our Appraisals Useful tips to keep in mind when watching ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.
Reassessment notices were sent to residential and commercial property owners in Port Washington this week by Mass Appraisals.
In 2003, during Erie County's first reassessment since 1969, local appraiser Robert Glowacki fielded call after call from anxious homeowners.
Collectibles appraiser Rudy Franchi appraised a collection of guest log books from the 1940s CBS radio program "Request Performance" for between $6,000 and $7,000 at the June 2009 Atlantic City ROADSHOW.
Vermilion Energy Inc, Calgary, is testing its first vertical appraisal well as it embarks on a new growth initiative in shale oil and liquids-rich gas resource opportunities in western Canada.
William Guthman, who originally appraised this object, died in 2006.
We contacted appraiser J. Michael Flanigan for an updated appraisal in today's market.
If I were attempting anything like an appraisal of Herbert Croly I should say, I think, that he was the first important political philosopher who appeared in America in the twentieth century.

In science:

An appraisal of some shortest-path algorithms.
Randomized Speedup of the Bellman-Ford Algorithm
In earlier works of Shikhmurzaev (e.g. 4,16 ) and in the appraisals of Billingham, 24,37 mass exchange between the interfaces and the bulk was taken into account in the surface phase mass balance equations but neglected in the boundary conditions for the normal component of the bulk velocity.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
However, quoting Ma jorana himself on his approach to physics: “We cannot give to such hypothesis greater likelihood than to some other theoretical presumptions without a too much sub jective appraisal”.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
If so, the w-index can be completed within 10 seconds, because it uses much less information than the h-index. Especially when appraising the scientists who have published numerous articles, the w-index can count only their most representative work and display its advantages better.
The w-index: A significant improvement of the h-index
Fisher’s approach is better suited to appraising balance.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
The result is a class of test statistics that one can expediently appraise using Normal approximations which are quite accurate in small and moderate samples.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
When subclassifying or matching on the propensity score, systematic appraisals of balance are needed to check and tune the propensity adjustment (Rosenbaum and Rubin, 1984).
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
The essential role of balance tests in propensity-matched observational studies: Comments on “A critical appraisal of propensity-score matching in the medical literature between 1996 and 2003” by P.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
Newton et al. (2004) discuss diagnostics to appraise the reasonableness of this Gamma assumption by examining the data for constant coefficient of variation.
Bayesian testing of many hypotheses $\times$ many genes: A study of sleep apnea
Likewise, it is still early to have an accurate cost appraisal for the completed pro ject.
The super-LHC
While one might not appraise string theory for its mathematical simplicity, the attempt to construct a theory that has but one parameter (namely the length of fundamental strings (cid:96)s ) has proven to be very fruitful.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
L. Malatesta, A. Raouzaiou, K. Karpouzis and S. Kollias, “Towards Modeling Embodied Conversational Agent Character Profiles Using Appraisal Theory Predictions in Expression Synthesis,” Applied Intelligence, Springer Netherlands, July 2007.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Indeed, from a table of the sensitivity of various observables to the top and Higgs masses, it is clear that sin2 θef f W is one of the most sensitive quantities to mH (see for a recent theoretical appraisal).
Summary and Outlook
Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal.
Book Review: Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal
Appraisal of the result: • We now have two sets of reasonably consistent data: ALEPH and CLEO τ –data vs.
The role of sigma(e+e- -> hadrons) in precision tests of the Standard Model