tr.v. as·sessed, as·sess·ing, as·sess·es
1. To estimate the value of (property) for taxation.
2. To set or determine the amount of (a payment, such as a tax or fine). 3. To charge (a person or property) with a special payment, such as a tax or fine. 4. Sports To charge a player, coach, or team with (a foul or penalty). 5. To determine the value, significance, or extent of; appraise. See Synonyms at estimate. [Middle English assessen, from Old French assesser, from Latin assidre, assess-, to sit by as an assistant judge : ad-, ad- + sedre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.] as·sessa·ble adj.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. assess [əˈsɛs]
1. to judge the worth, importance, etc., of; evaluate
2. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) (foll by at) to estimate the value of (income, property, etc.) for taxation purposes the estate was assessed at three thousand pounds 3. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) to determine the amount of (a fine, tax, damages, etc.) 4. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) to impose a tax, fine, etc., on (a person or property) [from Old French assesser, from Latin assidēre to sit beside, from sedēre to sit] assessable adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003 ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
assess - 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" appraise, evaluate, valuate, value, measure
grade, score, mark - assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework" rate, value - estimate the value of; "How...
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