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Adjective: appraising  u'prey-zing
  1. Exercising or involving careful evaluations
    "looked him over with an appraising eye";
    - evaluative
Verb: appraise  u'preyz
  1. Estimate or determine the nature, value, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional";
    - measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, value, scope
     
  2. Consider in a comprehensive way
    "He appraised the situation carefully before acting";
    - survey

See also: critical

Type of: analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], canvas, canvass, evaluate, examine, judge, pass judgment, study

Encyclopedia: Appraise