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Word: appraise

Definition: estimate value of; N. appraisal


Sentences Containing 'appraise'

After filing for bankruptcy in July, 2013, Kevin Orr, the city's state appointed emergency manager, hired Christie's Auction House to appraise the collection.
Group think is a mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in cohesive group, when the members' striving for unanimity overrides their motivation to appraise realistically the alternative courses of action.
We believe an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise this world of today, which is indebted to ancient civilization in its government and laws, literature, language and arts.

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