Definition of reappraise in US English:



[with object]
  • Appraise or assess (something) again or in a different way.

    ‘it made me reappraise my attitudes’
    • ‘That hint of mortality gave him pause for thought and he admits: ‘The illness made me reappraise my life.’’
    • ‘Like a mass feedback system, activists continually have to reappraise the situation to engage with whatever is being protested.’
    • ‘Robin Shellard, defending, said his client had reappraised his life while in hospital and since being discharged had not returned to his past life of drug abuse and crime.’
    • ‘Does this excite your interest, activate your curiosity, lead you to reappraise the familiar; does it set in motion a process of questioning?’
    • ‘Blackett's scathing remarks will have reverberated within both government and the military authorities and perhaps the host of pending courts martial will be reappraised, in advance.’
    • ‘This calls for some kind of experience that leads him to reappraise his self-image and re-evaluate his self-esteem.’
    • ‘Keep this up for a defined period - say 12 weeks - and then reappraise the situation to decide what to continue indefinitely.’
    • ‘There is an urgent need for security experts to reappraise the situation to see what can be done to provide more protection for key employees.’
    • ‘And if it's not there I have to reappraise that person as ‘my friend’.’
    • ‘‘Each woman must be considered as an individual and we recommend that women's cases are reappraised annually,’ a spokeswoman said.’
    • ‘In kicking off the season by claiming five straight victories without the loss of a goal, possibilities for United and Ferguson have begun to be reappraised tentatively.’
    • ‘Lord Haskins goes further, and suggests that the ministry officials should reappraise their role in implementing the regulations, with perhaps more sympathy and less enthusiasm.’
    • ‘That could provide a pause during which both sides can reappraise their strategies.’
    • ‘Right-minded people would have to reappraise any views of this man.’
    • ‘To be sure, a popular work reappraising the issues associated with McCarthy is overdue, and a reappraisal of McCarthy himself is not to be despised.’
    • ‘It is worth recalling that in the same way the Scottish parliament has restarted the clock after nearly 400 years in abeyance, you must also reappraise the relationship between the two Crowns.’
    • ‘I have been reappraising the contents of that solitary box, kindly packed by the parents in the present process of packing up my room.’
    • ‘We indulged our appetites while reappraising the fancy architecture.’
    • ‘There are also signs that senior supporters of Trimble in the party are now reappraising the Good Friday Agreement.’
    • ‘After this close shave, he started to reappraise the relationship between management and staff and started to give people more say in the running of the business.’
    rethink, review, revise, re-examine, re-evaluate, reassess, think better of, think over, take another look at, relook at, look at in a different light, have another think about
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