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**I****(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)**__v. t.__consider, gauge, judge; value, appraise, evaluate, rate, assess, measure; compute, reckon, calculate. —__n.__judgment, opinion, appraisal, report, criticism; calculation.**II****(Roget's IV)**__n.__**1.**[An appraisal of the value of something]__Syn.__evaluation, assessment, appraisal, estimation, valuation, appraisement, calculation, gauging, rating, assay, survey, measure, mensuration, reckoning; see also judgment 2 .**2.**[Opinion]__Syn.__judgment, appraisal, estimation, view; see judgment 3 .**3.**[A considered guess]__Syn.__approximation, estimation, educated guess, guesstimate*; see guess .__v.__**1.**[To make a rough or tentative appraisal]__Syn.__appraise, approximate, rate, value, evaluate, count, number, reckon, guess, judge, gauge, figure, measure, calculate, figure costs, assess, assay, account, compute, prepare an estimate, furnish an estimate, set a value on, set a figure, budget, prepare a budget, do the cost accounting, get figures for, guesstimate*, give a ballpark figure*; see also calculate 1 .__Ant.__check, measure*, verify.**2.**[To form an opinion about]__Syn.__consider, reckon, figure, evaluate, appraise, suspect, predict, suppose, prophesy, reason, think, expect, regard, judge, deem, view, rate, class, rank, look upon, surmise, conjecture, determine, decide, conclude, size up*.__Syn.-__estimate , in this comParison, refers broadly to the forming of a personal opinion or judgment; appraise implies the aim of giving an accurate or expert judgment, as of value or worth [ to appraise a New house ] ; evaluate also connotes an attempt at an exact judgment, but rarely with reference to value in terms of money [ let us evaluate the evidence ] ; rate implies assignment of comparative value, quality, etc. [ he is rated the best in his field ] See also Synonym Study at calculate .**III****(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)****I**__n.__guess, *guesstimate, calculation, rough figure, educated guess, *ballpark figure, projection, evaluation, judgment.**II**__v.__guess, *guesstimate, calculate, give a rough figure, give an educated guess, *give a ballpark figure, project, evaluate, judge, reckon, appraise, gauge, suppose.**IV****(Roget's Thesaurus II)****I**__verb__**1.**To calculate approximately: approximate, place, put, reckon, set1.*See*PRECISE.**2.**To make a judgment as to the worth or value of: appraise, assay, assess, calculate, evaluate, gauge, judge, rate1, size up, valuate, value.*Idiom:*take the measure of.*See*VALUE.**II**__noun__**1.**The act or result of judging the worth or value of something or someone: appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimation, evaluation, judgment, valuation.*See*VALUE.**2.**A rough or tentative calculation: approximation, estimation.*See*PRECISE.

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