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Main Entry: apˇpraise
Pronunciation: &-'prAz
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): apˇpraised; apˇpraisˇing
Etymology: Middle English appraysen, probably from Anglo-French *appreiser, from a- (from Latin ad-) + preiser to prize, praise
Date: 15th century
1 : to set a value on : estimate the amount of <appraise the damage>
2 : to evaluate the worth, significance, or status of; especially : to give an expert judgment of the value or merit of <appraise an actor's career>
synonym see ESTIMATE
- apˇpraisˇee /&-"prA-'zE/ noun
- apˇpraiseˇment /-'prAz-m&nt/ noun
- apˇpraisˇer noun
- apˇpraisˇingˇly /-'prA-zi[ng]-lE/ adverb
- apˇpraisˇive /-'prA-ziv/ adjective

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Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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