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Prise vs Appraise - What's the difference?

prise | appraise |

As verbs the difference between prise and appraise

is that prise is while appraise is to set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels or appraise can be (proscribed) to apprise, inform.

As an adjective prise

is priced.

prise

English

Alternative forms

* (verb) prize

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) An enterprise.
  • (Spenser)
  • See also

    * price

    Verb

    (pris)
  • To force (open) with a lever; to pry.
  • 1919: I think he must have been trying to prise open that box yonder when he was attacked. — , The Quest of the Sacred Slipper
    c. 1925: Come, force the gates with crowbars, prise them apart! — Jack Lindsay, translation of Lysistrata
    2004: Most people used pliers, scissors, rubber gloves and knives to try to prise open products. — BBC News

    Anagrams

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    appraise

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (English precious), from which also appreciate.

    Verb

    (apprais)
  • To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
  • To estimate; to conjecture.
  • To praise; to commend.
  • Derived terms
    () * appraisal * appraisee * appraisement * appraiser * appraisingly * appraisive * appraiseable * appraiseability

    Etymology 2

    Incorrect form of apprise.

    Verb

    (apprais)
  • (proscribed) To apprise, inform.
  • English words affected by confusion