appraise / apprise

appraise / apprise
   Appraise means "to assess or estimate the worth of": The jeweler appraise a diamond at $5000.
   Apprise means "to inform or notify": the officer apprised us of our rights.

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  • appraise / apprise —    Appraise means to assess or estimate the worth of : The jeweler appraise a diamond at $5000.    Apprise means to inform or notify : the officer apprised us of our rights …   Confused words

  • appraise, apprise —     No decision is likely, he said, until they had been appraised of the damage (Sunday Times). The word wanted here was apprise, which means to inform. Appraise means to assess or evaluate. An insurance assessor appraises damage and apprises… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • appraise, apprise, apprize — Appraise means to judge, to estimate : The auctioneer appraised the furniture. Apprise means to inform, to notify : A newspaper account apprised me of the tragedy. Apprize is another, less used spelling of apprise …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • apprise — appraise, apprise Like many near sounding words with some relation of meaning, these are often confused. Appraise means ‘to assess the value of (something or someone)’ (e.g. • When a man is stripped of all worldly insignia, one can appraise him… …   Modern English usage

  • appraise — appraise, apprise Like many near sounding words with some relation of meaning, these are often confused. Appraise means ‘to assess the value of (something or someone)’ (e.g. • When a man is stripped of all worldly insignia, one can appraise him… …   Modern English usage

  • apprise — See appraise, apprise, apprize See apprise, apprize …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • appraise — See appraise, apprise, apprize …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • appraise — ► VERB 1) assess the quality or nature of. 2) give (an employee) an appraisal. 3) (of an official valuer) set a price on. DERIVATIVES appraisee noun appraiser noun. USAGE Appraise is frequently confused …   English terms dictionary

  • apprise — ► VERB ▪ inform; tell. USAGE On the confusion of apprise and appraise, see APPRAISE(Cf. ↑appraiser). ORIGIN French, from apprendre learn, teach , from Latin apprehendere apprehend …   English terms dictionary

  • appraise —  , apprise  Appraise means to assess or evaluate. Apprise means to inform. An insurance assessor appraises damage and apprises owners …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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