Definition of “appraise” - English Dictionary

“appraise” in British English

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appraiseverb [ T ]

uk /əˈpreɪz/ us /əˈpreɪz/

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.
noun [ C ] uk /ə.preɪˈziː/ us /ə.preɪˈziː/

a person who is being appraised

(Definition of “appraise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“appraise” in American English

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appraiseverb [ T ]

us /əˈpreɪz/

to judge the quality, success, or needs of someone or something:

Social workers appraise the needs of each family.

Appraise also means to judge the worth of something:

A professional appraised my jewelry.
noun [ C/U ] us /əˈpreɪ·zəl/

I was pleased with the appraisal of my work.

(Definition of “appraise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“appraise” in Business English

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appraiseverb [ T ]

uk /əˈpreɪz/ us

to estimate the value, condition, quality, etc. of someone or something after a careful examination:

The banks need to develop the skills required to appraise and monitor borrowers in a market economy.
appraise sth at/for sth The entire property is appraised at $7.2 million.
appraise sth for sth The artwork was appraised for $10 million.
The price was more than twice the land's appraised value.

HR, MANAGEMENT to meet with an employee to discuss their progress, aims, and needs at work:

Senior staff appraise their day-to-day work, while mentors are on hand to offer general career advice.

(Definition of “appraise” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)