I. verb — [with obj.] 1. put a price on; appraise • the sheriff was to apprize the value of the lands.
2. value highly; esteem • how highly your Highness apprizeth peace.
– origin 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 cent. was due to association with prize1.