Definition of appraise :
1. To estimate; to conjecture.
2. To praise; to commend.
3. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
calculate (part of speech: verb)
systematize, gauge, compute, reckon, quantize, rank, plan, conclude, deduce, think, presume, sum, guess, consider, suppose, value, count, total, weigh, scheme, infer, schedule, calculate, tally, divide, determine, evaluate, surmise, plot, assess, program, score, study, rationalize, rate, judge, multiply, measure, account, figure, add, enumerate, quantify, triangulate, approximate, estimate
measure (part of speech: verb)
think (part of speech: verb)
judge (part of speech: verb)
- All loved that light and held it dear That had this partial grace; But the adoring priests alone who lived By day and night submerged in its immortal glow Knew all its power and depth, and could appraise the loss If it should fade and fail and come no more. - "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009.
- Banal brigands, turn- coats, stiletto to dirk appraise warm flesh upraised over a pie- shaped sky, bread crust moon. - "Point Spread Poems", Paul Cameron Brown.
- Recently I have asked a Committee of eminent Americans of both parties to re- appraise our military assistance programs and the relative emphasis which should be placed on military and economic aid. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.