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VERB (2)

1. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of;
- Example: "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"
- Example: "access all the factors when taking a risk"
[syn: measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value]

2. consider in a comprehensive way;
- Example: "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
[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 and chattels. [1913 Webster] 2. To estimate; to conjecture. [1913 Webster] Enoch . . . appraised his weight. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. To praise; to commend. [Obs.] --R. Browning. [1913 Webster] Appraised the Lycian custom. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Note: In the United States, this word is often pronounced, and sometimes written, apprize. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

appraise 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