By Mary Morel
To evaluate or estimate.
He appraised the situation.
To inform or tell.
I apprised him of the situation.
appraise and apprise
If you ask someone to appraise your roof, you might have to apprise your family that you need a new roof.
If in doubt about these words, re-word your sentence.
If you ask someone to assess your roof, you might have to inform your family that you need a new roof.