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1Put a price on; appraise:‘the sheriff was to apprize the value of the lands’
- ‘In spite of this, they seem to have completely forgotten this principle when they fail to apprize the value of the Wordless Scriptures.’
- ‘We ask the first question in order to apprise the value of further study of Neptune effect.’
- ‘To apprise the value of the contrast agent, it must be compared against a standard.’
2Value highly; esteem:‘how highly your Highness apprizeth peace’
Late Middle English: from Old French aprisier, from a- (from Latin ad to, at) + prisier to price, prize, from pris (see price). The change in the ending in the 17th century was due to association with prize.
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