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  • noun A new appraisal or evaluation.

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  • noun A second look at or reassess a value of something; a new appraisal.

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  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation


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re- +‎ appraisal


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  • What we have most forcefully felt, during this period of reappraisal, is the need for a more responsible language of discourse on the issues that divide us - a language free of cant, free of vituperation, a language in which reasonable men can seek reasonable answers.

    Canadian and American Relations

  • I mention these events because I hope that President Obama's recent stimulus will be the beginning of a rebalancing of investment and consumption in our economy, and a long-term reappraisal of what our government does and why.


  • The reappraisal is the consequence of an unpleasant reality: Greece is missing its budget-deficit target and will likely need additional rescue money to plug the gap.

    Europe Considers Wider Greek Write-Down

  • The reappraisal was the same but the questions were different.


  • The notices are part of an often misunderstood process called reappraisal, during which the county and city tax rates are adjusted to reflect the increase, or in some cases decrease, in property values and the addition of new properties to the tax rolls. - Local News

  • Ultimately, that kind of reappraisal may be far more effective in curbing the extremists than anything law enforcement can do.

    Exporting Extremism

  • The party also suggests a "reappraisal" of the use of animals in zoos and the teaching of vegetarianism in the public schools.

    Nader And The Push For Purity

  • The most dramatic example of that kind of reappraisal in my experience was supplied by Ronald Reagan in the summer of 1981, his first year as president.

    Daily News-Record

  • When avoidance is interrupted, people feel the anxiety feelings and think the anxiety thoughts they have been avoiding, and this creates the opportunity for what is known as "reappraisal"; an opportunity to realize that while the anxiety is terribly uncomfortable, it is not really dangerous in of itself.

    A Mental Health Reader

  • At least three taxing units in Galveston County have rejected a reappraisal, meaning owners of local businesses and houses damaged by Hurricane Ike will owe a full tax bill in 2008.

    The Daily News - News


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