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assess -- as in: assess the situation
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as in: assess the situation Define
consider something and make a judgment
  • They assessed the property’s value at $500,000.
  • He was tasked with assessing the promise of new locations for stores.
  • I knew he was assessing the space: no visible threat, clear line of sight, and quick access to all exits.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • "I don’t like it, Atticus, I don’t like it at all," was Aunt Alexandra’s assessment of these events.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • He closed his eyes, raised his head and breathed in gently with flared nostrils, assessing the current of warm air for information.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The ambulance drivers, dressed in blue, seemed to Gerald to take an awfully long time while they poked and measured and assessed Aunt Queen.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • First of all, did Mary’s assessment of John’s personality match the personality that she said she wanted in a man before the evening started?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He kept casting his eyes across me, staring at me, assessing me.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • Heather gives Hunter a top to bottom assessment, something like how a scientist checks out his pet lab animal.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Assess There was nothing in my backpack worth fighting for.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • Assess I turned around and looked over my shoulder.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I wasn’t sure what Jem resented most, but I took umbrage at Mrs. Dubose’s assessment of the family’s mental hygiene.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Assess Trish hadn’t flinched.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Assess The door was the only entrance.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • He was on guard, assessing danger with every step like Dad did, but by the time he’d checked out the whole house and sat down with me in the living room, he had relaxed a bit.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
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as in: assess the situation Define
consider something and make a judgment
as in: assess a fee Define
charge a tax, fine, or fee
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