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 , value ]

  2. consider in a comprehensive way; He appraised the situation carefully before acting

    [ Syn: survey ]

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