Appraise vs Worthen - What's the difference?

appraise | worthen |


As verbs the difference between appraise and worthen

is that 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 while worthen is (ambitransitive) to give worth to; value; make or become worth or worthy; appraise or worthen can be .

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

    worthen

    English

    Etymology 1

    From .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) To give worth to; value; make or become worth or worthy; appraise.
  • * 1894 , George Egerton, Discords :
  • Woman has cheapened herself body and soul through ignorant innocence, she must learn to worthen herself by all-seeing knowledge.
  • * 1898 , George Egerton, The wheel of God :
  • Then one day — God! how that day worthens all the other days! — he took me, and told me that he loved me — me, poor, plain, ignorant, ugly [...]
  • * 1968 , Bit International:
  • Others however, have been retained and even worthened .

    Etymology 2

    From .

    Verb

    (head)
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