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tr.v. ap·praised, ap·prais·ing, ap·prais·es
1. To estimate the price or value of: appraise a diamond; appraise real estate.
2. To make a considered judgment about; assess or size up: appraise a threat; appraised himself in the mirror. See Synonyms at estimate.

[Middle English appreisen, possibly from Old French aprisier, from Late Latin appretiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin pretium, price; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

ap·prais′ing·ly adv.
ap·prais′a·ble adj.
ap·praise′ment n.
ap·prais′er n.
ap·prais′ing·ly adv.
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critical, considering
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.appraising - exercising or involving careful evaluationsappraising - exercising or involving careful evaluations; "looked him over with an appraising eye"; "the literary judge uses many evaluative terms"
critical - characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"
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[əˈpreɪzɪŋ] ADJ [look etc] → apreciativo
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