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verb [transitive] appraise pronunciation in British English /əˈpreɪz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleappraising
past tenseappraised
past participleappraised
  1. 1
    formal to form an opinion about how successful, effective etc someone or something is

    The company will hire bankers and lawyers to appraise the terms of the deal.

  2. 2
    business British to interview people who work for a company and tell them how well they are doing their job


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