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as in:  appraise the situation

He appraised the situation carefully before acting
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Strongly Associated with:   apprise
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  • He appraised the situation carefully before acting
  • "’Tis true," answered Porthos, rising on his saddle, in order that he might appraise the immense crowd, "there are a lot of them."
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • She appraised him coolly.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • looked quickly at Juana’s old blue skirt, saw the tears in her shawl, appraised the green ribbon on her braids, read...
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl

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  • Whenever he looked up from his plate he found the general studying him, appraising him narrowly.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • But White Fang soon learned to differentiate between thieves and honest men, to appraise the true value of step and carriage.
    London, Jack  --  White Fang
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Associated words [difficulty]:   appraise [2] , apprise [4] , apprise [4]
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