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ASSESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assess mean? 

ASSESS (verb)
  The verb ASSESS has 4 senses:

1. place a value on; judge the worth of something
2. charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
3. set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
4. estimate the value of (property) for taxation

  Familiarity information: ASSESS used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASSESS (verb)


Sense 1assess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place a value on; judge the worth of something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

appraise; assess; evaluate; valuate; value; measure

Context example:

I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional

Hypernyms (to "assess" is one way to...):

evaluate; judge; pass judgment (form a critical opinion of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assess"):

grade; mark; score (assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation)

rate; value (estimate the value of)

standardise; standardize (evaluate by comparing with a standard)

reassess; reevaluate (revise or renew one's assessment)

censor (subject to political, religious, or moral censorship)

praise (express approval of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2assess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "assess" is one way to...):

bill; charge (demand payment)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3assess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

tax; assess

Hypernyms (to "assess" is one way to...):

determine; set (fix conclusively or authoritatively)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4assess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Estimate the value of (property) for taxation

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

Our house hasn't been assessed in years

Hypernyms (to "assess" is one way to...):

approximate; estimate; gauge; guess; judge (judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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