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assess and appraise
Would anyone please tell me what the difference between these two words in usgage is? Though I have aready looked up to an English -English dictionary, I don't open a daylight on them. Tks in advance.|
The ring was appraised at $40, 000.
Can "assess" replace "apraise" in above sentence?
answer: No. But some American will use them interchangebale anyway; that is wrong grammar and usage.
appraise, evaluate, assess
May be this will help you:
the house is assessed a value of $500,000 even though the appraisal value from the bank is only $400,000.
appraise is to put an estimated value on something. to assess is to CALCULATE the value of somethig based on "footage", "equivalencing", "comparison", etc (some formulae).
hope this will shed some daylight on your problem.
1 : to set a value on : estimate the amount of
2 : to evaluate the worth, significance, or status of; especially : to give an expert judgment of the value or merit of
Main Entry: as•sess
Pronunciation: &-'ses, a-
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, probably from Medieval Latin assessus, past participle of assidEre, from Latin, to sit beside, assist in the office of a judge -- more at ASSIZE
1 : to determine the rate or amount of (as a tax)
2 a : to impose (as a tax) according to an established rate b : to subject to a tax, charge, or levy
3 : to make an official valuation of (property) for the purposes of taxation
4 : to determine the importance, size, or value of
5 : to charge (a player or team) with a foul or penalty