What does assess mean?

Definitions for assess
əˈsɛsas·sess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value(verb)

    evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

    "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"

  2. assess(verb)

    charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine

  3. tax, assess(verb)

    set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

  4. assess(verb)

    estimate the value of (property) for taxation

    "Our house hasn't been assessed in years"

Wiktionary

  1. assess(Verb)

    To determine, estimate or judge the value of; to evaluate

    He assessed the situation.

    Etymology: From assesser, from assessare, originally the frequentative of assessus, past participle of assideo.

  2. assess(Verb)

    To impose or charge, especially as punishment for an infraction.

    Etymology: From assesser, from assessare, originally the frequentative of assessus, past participle of assideo.

  3. assess(Verb)

    To calculate and demand (the tax money due) from a person or entity.

    Once you've submitted a tax return, the Tax Department will assess the amount of tax you still owe.

    Etymology: From assesser, from assessare, originally the frequentative of assessus, past participle of assideo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assess

    to value; to make a valuation or official estimate of for the purpose of taxation

    Etymology: [OF. assesser to regulate, settle, LL. assessare to value for taxation, fr. L. assidere, supine as if assessum, to sit by, esp. of judges in a court, in LL. to assess, tax. Cf. Assize, v., Cess.]

  2. Assess

    to apportion a sum to be paid by (a person, a community, or an estate), in the nature of a tax, fine, etc.; to impose a tax upon (a person, an estate, or an income) according to a rate or apportionment

    Etymology: [OF. assesser to regulate, settle, LL. assessare to value for taxation, fr. L. assidere, supine as if assessum, to sit by, esp. of judges in a court, in LL. to assess, tax. Cf. Assize, v., Cess.]

  3. Assess

    to determine and impose a tax or fine upon (a person, community, estate, or income); to tax; as, the club assessed each member twenty-five cents

    Etymology: [OF. assesser to regulate, settle, LL. assessare to value for taxation, fr. L. assidere, supine as if assessum, to sit by, esp. of judges in a court, in LL. to assess, tax. Cf. Assize, v., Cess.]

  4. Assess

    to fix or determine the rate or amount of

    Etymology: [OF. assesser to regulate, settle, LL. assessare to value for taxation, fr. L. assidere, supine as if assessum, to sit by, esp. of judges in a court, in LL. to assess, tax. Cf. Assize, v., Cess.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assess

    as-ses′, v.t. to fix the amount of, as a tax (with upon): to tax or fine: to fix the value or profits of, for taxation (with at): to estimate.—adj. Assess′able.—ns. Assess′ment, act of assessing: a valuation for the purpose of taxation: a tax; Assess′or, a legal adviser who sits beside a magistrate: one who assesses taxes: one who shares another's dignity.—adj. Assessō′rial.—n. Assess′orship. [Fr.—L. assessāre, freq. of assidēre, assessum, to sit by, esp. of judges in a court, from ad, to, at, sedēre, to sit.]

Editors Contribution

  1. assess

    To estimate the value of.

    They did assess the costs very thoroughly and realized them were going to create a new build now.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 14, 2020  
  2. assess

    To use data, facts, information, proof, research and statistics to verify the truth.

    Her employer did assess her on her ability to do her job.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assess' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3614

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assess' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4554

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assess' in Verbs Frequency: #322

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assess in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of assess in a Sentence

  1. North Carolina Pork Council:

    We remain concerned about the potential impact of these record-shattering floods, we are continuing to assess the impact and expect to provide further updates later.

  2. Iyad Nasr:

    If we were talking about a total ceasefire we would be talking about a ceasefire all over the place. Until this happens we need to assess the security situation on the ground to ensure protection of civilians and humanitarian actors.

  3. Pawel Niemczuk:

    Video surveillance will be available 24 hours a day, but there should be someone with medical and veterinary knowledge that would (be able to) come and assess if the animals are unloaded in line with regulations.

  4. Peter Cardillo:

    We are looking at a mixed to lower session today as investors assess events that could cause some gyrations, investors have a lot to digest this week with the Fed meeting, oil prices and earnings, which could lead to higher market volatility and uncertainties.

  5. Rebecca Moore:

    We invite anyone to take Timelapse into their own hands and share it with others — whether you're marveling at changing coastlines, following the growth of megacities, or tracking deforestation, timelapse in Google Earth is about zooming out to assess the health and well-being of our only home, and is a tool that can educate and inspire action.

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  • يقدر, يُغَرِمArabic
  • оценявам, облагам, (данък), определямBulgarian
  • avaluarCatalan, Valencian
  • ocenit, ohodnotit, posouditCzech
  • beurteilenGerman
  • determinar, gravar, estimar, imponer, evaluarSpanish
  • määrittää, arvioidaFinnish
  • estimer, évaluer, infligerFrench
  • measúnaighIrish
  • applicare, valutare, stimare, tassare, estimareItalian
  • 評価するJapanese
  • aromatawaiMāori
  • belasten, opleggen, evalueren, beoordelenDutch
  • estimar, avaliarPortuguese
  • штрафова́ть, оцени́ть, облага́ть, определя́ть, обложи́ть, определи́ть, [[облага́ть]] ([[налог, оце́ниватьRussian
  • uvaliť, vyrúbiť, ohodnotiť, zhodnotiť, stanoviť, oceniťSlovak
  • değerlendirmeTurkish

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