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 for appraise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appraise \Ap*praise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appraised; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Appraising.] [Pref. ad- + praise. See Praise,
     Price, Apprize, Appreciate.]
     1. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by
        persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods
        and chattels.
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     2. To estimate; to conjecture.
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              Enoch . . . appraised his weight.     --Tennyson.
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     3. To praise; to commend. [Obs.] --R. Browning.
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              Appraised the Lycian custom.          --Tennyson.
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     Note: In the United States, this word is often pronounced,
           and sometimes written, apprize.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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, appraise, value]
      2: consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation
         carefully before acting" [syn: survey, appraise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "appraise":
     adjudge, appreciate, assay, assess, audit, calculate, calibrate,
     caliper, call, catalog, categorize, check a parameter, class,
     classify, compute, deem, dial, divide, esteem, estimate, evaluate,
     examine, factor, fair-trade, fathom, figure, form an estimate,
     gauge, give an appreciation, graduate, group, guess, identify,
     inspect, judge, make an estimation, mark, measure, mensurate, mete,
     meter, pace, plumb, price, prize, probe, quantify, quantize,
     quote a price, rank, rate, reckon, scrutinize, set at, sift, size,
     size up, sort, sort out, sound, span, step, survey, take a reading,
     thrash out, triangulate, valorize, valuate, value, weigh, winnow

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