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assess
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1  —as in:
assess the situation
Definition consider something and make a judgment
  • They assessed the property's value at $500,000.
assessed = considered and judged
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He was tasked with assessing the promise of new locations for stores.
  • assessing = considering and judging
  • "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
  • assessment = judgment of something after consideration
  • Everett's biographer, W. L. Rusho, agrees with Christopher Ruess's assessment, arguing that Everett's "withdrawal from organized society, his disdain for worldly pleasures, and his signatures as NEMO in Davis Gulch, all strongly suggest that he closely identified with the Jules Verne character."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • assessment = judgment of something after consideration
  • 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
  • assessing = considering and judging
  • 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
  • assessed = considered and evaluated
  • 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
  • assessment = judgment of something after consideration
  • Heather gives Hunter a top to bottom assessment, something like how a scientist checks out his pet lab animal.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • assessment = inspection to form a judgment
  • 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
  • assessing = evaluating or considering
  • He kept casting his eyes across me, staring at me, assessing me.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
assessing = considering and judging

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2  —as in:
assess a fee
Definition charge a tax, fine, or fee
  • The amount of property tax assessed depends upon the value of the property.
assessed = charge a tax, fine, or fee

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