[syn: survey, appraise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Appraise \Ap*praise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appraised; p. pr. &
vb. n. Appraising.] [Pref. ad- + praise. See Praise,
Price, Apprize, Appreciate.]
1. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by
persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods
2. To estimate; to conjecture.
Enoch . . . appraised his weight. --Tennyson.
3. To praise; to commend. [Obs.] --R. Browning.
Appraised the Lycian custom. --Tennyson.
Note: In the United States, this word is often pronounced,
and sometimes written, apprize.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent,
or significance of; "I will have the family jewels
appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when
taking a risk" [syn: measure, evaluate, valuate,
assess, appraise, value]
2: consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation
carefully before acting" [syn: survey, appraise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "appraise":
adjudge, appreciate, assay, assess, audit, calculate, calibrate,
caliper, call, catalog, categorize, check a parameter, class,
classify, compute, deem, dial, divide, esteem, estimate, evaluate,
examine, factor, fair-trade, fathom, figure, form an estimate,
gauge, give an appreciation, graduate, group, guess, identify,
inspect, judge, make an estimation, mark, measure, mensurate, mete,
meter, pace, plumb, price, prize, probe, quantify, quantize,
quote a price, rank, rate, reckon, scrutinize, set at, sift, size,
size up, sort, sort out, sound, span, step, survey, take a reading,
thrash out, triangulate, valorize, valuate, value, weigh, winnow