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assess

as·sess

assess

 
pronunciation:
ses
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: assessed, assesses, assessing
definition 1: to evaluate.
He had to assess this new situation carefully.They assessed the damage to her car.
synonyms:
appraise, evaluate, judge
similar words:
adjudge, calculate, criticize, examine, gauge, investigate, weigh
definition 2: to estimate the value of (something) for tax purposes; value.
Their house was assessed at two hundred thousand dollars.
synonyms:
appraise, estimate, evaluate, rate, value
similar words:
gauge, measure
definition 3: to establish or set the amount of (a tax, fine, or the like).
The judge assessed a fine of fifty dollars for the parking violation.
synonyms:
rate
similar words:
appraise, charge, evaluate, levy, tax
derivation: assessable (adj.)
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