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Definition of "assess" []

  • To estimate the value of (property) for taxation. (verb-transitive)
  • To set or determine the amount of (a payment, such as a tax or fine). (verb-transitive)
  • To charge (a person or property) with a special payment, such as a tax or fine. (verb-transitive)
  • Sports To charge a player, coach, or team with (a foul or penalty). (verb-transitive)
  • To determine the value, significance, or extent of; appraise. See Synonyms at estimate. (verb-transitive)
  • To judge the worth, importance, etc, of; evaluate (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To estimate the value of (income, property, etc) for taxation purposes (verb)
  • To determine the amount of (a fine, tax, damages, etc) (verb)
  • To impose a tax, fine, etc, on (a person or property) (verb)

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Use "assess" in a sentence
  • "What we have got to assess is the value of the deal against the dislocation or whatever of any potential comments from the regulators."
  • "The second thing they must guess/assess is their faith in you to do accomplish something of a similar magnitude to the comps, generally expressed as a percentage. posted by redbarren at 6: 27 PM"
  • ""The first thing you have to assess is why did you lose," he said."