Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “appraise”

See all translations

appraise

verb [T] uk   /əˈpreɪz/ us  
to examine someone or something in order to judge their qualities, success, or needs: At the end of each teaching practice, trainee teachers are asked to appraise their own performance. In cooperation with other professionals, social workers will appraise the individual's needs. He coolly appraised the situation, deciding which person would be most likely to succeed. US ( Uk value) to give a judgment about how much money something might be sold for: The ring was appraised at $40,000.
appraisee
noun [C] uk   /ə.preɪˈziː/ us  
a person who is being appraised
Translations of “appraise”
in Spanish Valorar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 評定, 鑒定, 估價…
in Russian оценивать…
in Turkish değerlendirme, değerini ortaya koyma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 评定, 鉴定, 估价…
in Polish oceniać…
(Definition of appraise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of appraise?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “appraise”

Definitions of “appraise” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More