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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)

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.

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."