appraising appraising  /ə ˈpreɪ zɪŋ/


  • (adj) exercising or involving careful evaluations


  1. In the postwar turmoil, Victor Emmanuel, appraising unrest at home and tottering dynasties abroad, handed Italy over to Benito Mussolini.
  2. He glamorizes a scene in Days of Being Wild just by appraising himself in a full-length mirror while doing an expert cha-cha.
  3. Watanabe's regal posture, his severe good looks, the appraising glint of his stare, all expressed an aristocracy of machismo.


  • Appraisals depend on various factors

    Appraising real estate is part process, part intuition, part skill and part technique, and every appraiser will say it's an inexact science.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Denver Post


  1. Mr Johnson said: "The draft Constitution will address this by making it explicit that patients have the right to Nice-approved drugs if clinically appropriate. We will also speed up the national process for appraising new drugs and make the process...
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Alan Johnson Source: 24dash

  2. "After appraising our women's basketball program over the past few seasons and seeing where we are today, it is evident that a change of coaching personnel is needed," Foley said Monday. "This was a very difficult decision that came after...
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Jeremy Foley Source: ESPN

  3. "After appraising the top-100 list, I saw that he was ranked highly and I wanted to know where he was going," Meyer said. "I knew Warren Central from my days at Notre Dame. I called the coach, and he said, 'Coach, you'll never believe this,...
    on Feb 7, 2007 By: Urban Meyer Source:

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