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appraise
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
appraised value of
Definition place a value on or judge the worth of something
  • The interest rate is higher if we borrow over 80% of the home's appraised value.
appraised = to place a value on or judge the worth of something
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • They will appraise the business — probably as a multiple of earnings.
  • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
  • I am only an appraiser.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • appraiser = one who places a value on things
  • The appraiser from Beethovenstraat was here this morning.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • appraiser = one who places a value on things
  • I fear that he does not appraise me at much.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
appraise = place a value on

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2  —as in:
appraise the situation
Definition evaluate (consider in a comprehensive way)
  • She appraised the situation carefully before acting.
appraised = evaluate (consider in a comprehensive way)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I want to appraise the competition before I settle on a strategy.
  • appraise = evaluate
  • "'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
  • appraised = considered in a thoughtful way
  • Whenever he looked up from his plate he found the general studying him, appraising him narrowly.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • appraising = evaluating
  • 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
  • appraised = considered in a comprehensive way
  • He gave his shirt another halfhearted, disgusted appraisal.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • appraisal = evaluation
  • If one wants to appraise it, it is at once heroic and banal—but who wants to do that?
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • appraise = evaluate
  • 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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