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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·praise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appraised p. pr. & vb. n. Appraising.]
 1. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
 2. To estimate; to conjecture.
    Enoch . . . appraised his weight.   --Tennyson.
 3. To praise; to commend. [Obs.]
    Appraised the Lycian custom.   --Tennyson.
 Note:In the United States, this word is often pronounced, and sometimes written, apprize.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : exercising or involving careful evaluations; "looked him
            over with an appraising eye"; "the literary judge uses
            many evaluative terms" [syn: appraising(a), evaluative]