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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)

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Embodying metaphor, this type of discourse acknowledges the designative mode but employs words that are primarily appraisive in mode (Fiordo, 1977, p.
Political discourse about the fifties includes two distinct and opposite appraisive images.
(134.) These vocabularies are the appraisive tools of their disciplines.
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Gallie in his paper |Art as an Essentially Contested Concept' (1956).[40] Gallie maintains that the history of the concept of art |discloses a growing recognition of the fact that the word "art" is most usefully employed, not as a descriptive term standing for certain indicatable properties, but as an appraisive term accrediting a certain kind of achievement'.[41]
When built up these signs tend to arouse the interpretants of a whole host of designative, appraisive, and prescriptive linguistic utterances which have occurred in their presence.
Some tasks, however, are perforce appraisive and begin to shift into policy prescription.