re·​ap·​prais·​al (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈprā-zəl How to pronounce reappraisal (audio)
plural reappraisals
: the act or an instance of reappraising something : a second or fresh appraisal
Commissioners voted not to adopt the state-certified tax rate calculated after the most recent reappraisal but to keep the existing rate …Judy Walton

Examples of reappraisal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These circumstances necessitate a comprehensive reappraisal of the current strategy that Ukraine and its partners are pursuing. Richard Haass and Charles Kupchan, Foreign Affairs, 17 Nov. 2023 The occasion sparked a reappraisal of Picasso’s legacy, particularly concerning his treatment of women. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 This next-generation of sovereign debt crises is playing out in a world that is coming to terms with a reappraisal of global supply chains in addition to growing geopolitical rivalries. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2023 And the time couldn’t be better for all the reappraisals. Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 In prose that occasionally veers toward the academic but mostly stays succinctly readable, Easton effectively makes the case that Wynette is underappreciated and worthy of a serious critical reappraisal. Lindsay Zoladz, New York Times, 1 Sep. 2023 Cancer rising This summer’s financial issues and reappraisals start to resolve this month with Venus’ direct station on September 3. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Aug. 2023 Both generations share an ability to wrestle up nostalgia for almost anything, but their excitement over the period from, say, 2004 to about 2013 has yielded an unusually broad range of reboots and reappraisals. Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2023 There absolutely is a reappraisal of history in different ways. Curbed, 16 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reappraisal was in 1823

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“Reappraisal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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