appraiser ap‧prais‧er [əˈpreɪzə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. PROPERTY someone whose job is to judge the condition and value of something, especially property; = VALUER:

• If the two sides cannot agree, the price will be determined by an independent appraiser.

2. HUMAN RESOURCES a manager who is responsible for carrying out a performance appraisal

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appraiser UK US /əˈpreɪzər/ noun [C]
US (UK valuer) FINANCE a person whose job is to estimate the value of something after having examined it: »

Take valuable items to a certified appraiser.


An appraiser told him last year that he should price his house between $590,000 and $600,000.

HR, MANAGEMENT a manager who meets with employees to discuss their progress, aims, and needs at work: »

Effective identification of people's professional development needs will occur through discussions between appraisers and appraisees.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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