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appraise

v. to professionally evaluate the value of property including 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: appraiser)

appraise

verb appreciate, assess, balance, calculate, compare, conjecture, consider, diagnose, differentiate, 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
See also: assess, calculate, charge, consider, criticize, diagnose, estimate, evaluate, examine, excise, gauge, judge, measure, opine, ponder, rate, survey
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Three readily applicable modes of discourse include these: designative, appraisive, and prescriptive statements--or designations, appraisals, and prescriptions.
He noted that a contested concept emerges when the concept is appraisive and internally complex and when its rules of application are relatively open.
When a student in one of his classes made some judgmental or appraisive statement, McDougal was likely to ask: "Who are you?
The appraisive section evaluates the object in the light of social goals.