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appraise

  

      vb   tr  
1    to assess the worth, value, or quality of  
2    to make a valuation of, as for taxation purposes  
     (C15: from Old French aprisier, from prisier to prize2)  
   appraisable             adj  
  appraiser      n  
  appraisingly      adv  
   appraisive             adj  
  appraisively      adv  
Appraise is sometimes wrongly used where apprise is meant: they had been apprised (not appraised) of my arrival  
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