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appraise

ap·praise

appraise

 
pronunciation:
preIz
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: appraised, appraises, appraising
definition 1: to estimate the quality or nature of.
The casting director must quickly appraise each actor's performance during the auditions.The council needs some time to appraise the situation before making a decision.
synonyms:
assess, estimate, evaluate, gauge
similar words:
appreciate, calculate, figure, guess, judge, reckon, value
definition 2: to determine the monetary value of (something) according to size, quality, and other features.
The necklace was appraised at over ten thousand dollars.
synonyms:
assess, estimate, evaluate, valuate, value
similar words:
assay, gauge, price
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derivations: appraisable (adj.), appraisement (n.), appraiser (n.)