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assess

as·sess

assess

 
pronunciation:
ses
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part of speech: verb
inflections: assessed, assesses, assessing
definition 1: to set or try to find the importance or value of; evaluate; estimate.
They assessed the damage to his car.
synonyms:
appraise, judge
similar words:
calculate, criticize, examine, gauge, investigate, weigh
definition 2: to rate the value of something for taxation; value.
The city assessed their house at eighty thousand dollars.
synonyms:
appraise, estimate, evaluate, value
similar words:
gauge, measure
definition 3: to set or establish the amount of.
The judge assessed a fine of fifty dollars for the parking violation.
similar words:
appraise, charge, evaluate, levy, tax
derivation: assessable (adj.)
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