appraisal appraisal  /ə ˈpreɪ zəl/


  1. (n) the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
  2. (n) a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
  3. (n) an expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something



  1. So two months ago, he paid Short Refi Me $1,495 to try to get his banks to agree to be paid off by a new mortgage, based on a current appraisal.
  2. That may prove an optimistic appraisal, in view of India's numerical superiority.
  3. Only lately have scholars accumulated enough facts to be able to settle down to a sober appraisal of the scrolls' significance.


  1. Russian Board of Appraisers (RBA) publishes the IAAO Standards on Mass Appraisal

    Nonprofit partnership “Russian Board of Appraisers” and appraisal company “MOK-Center” Ltd. under the license agreement with International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO,
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Upshur County Appraisal District board approves budget proposal despite pay raise controversy

    The Upshur County Appraisal District's Board of Directors voted 3-1 Monday to propose a $790,755 budget, which provides a controversial 5 percent pay raise for district employees — and which is subject to approval by a certain number of the county's taxing entities.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS 19 Tyler

  3. Only Certain Home Improvements Pay Off, Appraisal Institute Says

    The Appraisal Institute, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advised homeowners to use discretion when deciding which home improvement projects to take on, saying ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "So I have every confidence in General Petraeus and also in his ability and willingness to call it like he sees it. And I think that will be an honest appraisal," Gates said referring to the September report.
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: France24

  2. In a dissenting opinion, Justice Stevens said the majority's action in blocking the Florida recount "can only lend credence to the most cynical appraisal of the work of judges throughout the land."
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Consortium News

  3. With sectarian attacks on the rise in Iraq, "I think we have to have a very serious appraisal of how you conduct yourself in that type of situation," Young said.
    on Mar 17, 2007 By: CW Bill Young Source: Washington Post

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