Pronunciation: (u-prāz'), [key]
—v.t., -praised, -prais•ing.
1. to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess: We had an expert appraise the house before we bought it.
2. to estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc.: He tried to appraise the poetry of John Updike.
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