appraising Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    evaluate; measure; value; assess; valuate; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  2. verb consider in a comprehensive way
    survey; appraise.
    • He appraised the situation carefully before acting
  3. adjective satellite exercising or involving careful evaluations
    • looked him over with an appraising eye
    • the literary judge uses many evaluative terms