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appraisal

ap·prais·al

appraisal

 
pronunciation:
preI zl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a judgment about the nature, quality, or value of someone or something.
He gave a grim appraisal of working conditions in the factory.Her appraisal of the film was more positive than that of the other critics.
synonyms:
appreciation, assessment, estimate, estimation, evaluation, judgment, valuation
similar words:
calculation, determination, reckoning
definition 2: an estimate, esp. by an official or expert, of the value of property, such as a house, land, work of art, or jewelry for the purpose of taxation, sale, or the like.
We took the diamond necklace to the jeweler for an appraisal.
synonyms:
assessment, estimate, valuation
similar words:
approximation, determination, estimation, evaluation, judgment, pricing, reckoning, survey
Word Parts
The word appraisal contains the following part:
-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.