re·​ap·​praise (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈprāz How to pronounce reappraise (audio)
reappraised; reappraising; reappraises

transitive verb

: to appraise (something) again : to reevaluate the amount, value, or significance of
… suggests that wine owners have their collections reappraised every few years …Steve Heimoff
a critical essay that reappraises the director's early films

Examples of reappraise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Warren County properties will get reappraised this year. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 31 Jan. 2024 Different perspectives on the cubist's life and art This year, nearly 50 museums and galleries around the world are marking the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death, by honoring the artist's revolutionary vision while also, in the era of #MeToo, reappraising the master's reputation. David Morgan, CBS News, 15 Dec. 2023 Larsson becomes a master of illusion and confusion to create a movie where what the audience assumes up to a certain point about the furniture store and its occupants must be completely reappraised at the end of Mother Couch. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Sep. 2023 While no one has ever tried to put a price on an asteroid, critical metals get reappraised by markets every day. WIRED, 20 Oct. 2023 In recent years, many cities have been reappraising their history and exploring ways of correcting it. Rick Rojas Alyssa Pointer, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2023 Its four stylistically disparate sections are chronologically consecutive; the novel moves forward in time by continually reappraising its beginnings. Jonathan Dee, Harper's Magazine, 11 May 2022 And, as Reuters also reports, Epic Games is now trying to get the Supreme Court to reappraise its so far largely unsuccessful case over Apple’s in-app purchase commission. David Meyer, Fortune, 28 Sep. 2023 It’s since been reappraised by critics and has become a cult classic that Friedkin himself would continue to defend. Lindsey Bahr, Fortune, 8 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reappraise was in 1732

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“Reappraise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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