ap·praise / əˈprāz/ • v. [tr.] assess the value or quality of: she stealthiliy appraised him in a pocket mirror | [intr.] the interviewer's job is to appraise and evaluate. ∎ (of an official or expert) set a price on; value: they appraised the painting at $200,000.DERIVATIVES: ap·prais·er n.ap·prais·ing·ly adv.