appraise
ap·praise /ə-'prāz/ vt ap·praised, ap·prais·ing: to estimate the value of: make an appraisal of
ap·prais·er n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

appraise
I verb appreciate, assess, balance, calculate, compare, conjecture, consider, diagnose, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, estimate, evaluate, excise, fathom, gauge, judge, measure, opine, ponder, price, rank, rate, reckon, size up, sort out, sound, sum up, survey, take stock, value, weigh associated concepts: appraise value of property, criminal record, misconduct II index calculate, charge (assess), consider, criticize (evaluate), diagnose, estimate, evaluate, excise (levy a tax), gauge, judge, measure, opine, ponder, rate, survey (examine)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


appraise
v.
To assess the value of something; to evaluate.
n.
appraisal

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


appraise
To professionally evaluate the value of property, such as real estate, jewelry, antique furniture, or securities; typically done in order to determine the value of assets for insurance coverage, divide partnership or beneficiary assets, set a house sales price, determine taxes, or make insurance claims.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


appraise
v. To determine the fair price or market value of something.
See also market value, assess.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

appraise
v.
   to professionally evaluate the value of property includ- ing real estate, jewelry, antique furniture, securities, or in certain cases the loss of value (or cost of replacement) due to damage. This may be necessary in determining the value of the estate of someone who has died, particularly when the items must be divided among the beneficiaries, to determine the value of assets for insurance coverage, to divide partnership assets, set a sales price, determine taxes, or make insurance claims.
   See also: appraiser

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • appraise — [ə prāz′] vt. appraised, appraising [ME apreisen < OFr apreiser < LL(Ec) appretiare < L ad, to + pretium, PRICE; sp. infl. by PRAISE] 1. to set a price for; decide the value of, esp. officially 2. to estimate the quantity of 3. to judge… …   English World dictionary

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