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    hhtt21 is offline Key Member
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    appraise v. understand v. think

    "An armed truce followed while each appraised her startling choice of vocabulary."

    Does appraise used above mean that they tried to understand those vocabulary?

    https://books.google.com.tr/books?id...bulary&f=false by John le Carre

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: appraise v. understand v. think

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    "An armed truce followed while each appraised her startling choice of vocabulary."

    Does appraise used above mean that they tried to understand those that vocabulary?
    Not exactly. It means they thought about the words she used, the choice of which surprised them. They were probably wondering why she picked those words instead of more common ones.
    I am not a teacher.

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    hhtt21 is offline Key Member
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    Re: appraise v. understand v. think

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Not exactly. It means they thought about the words she used, the choice of which surprised them. They were probably wondering why she picked those words instead of more common ones.
    Can appraise mean here consider in a comprehensive way?

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    andrewg927 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: appraise v. understand v. think

    It just means to evaluate her word choice. It doesn't mention whether the evaluation is comprehensive.

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