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Assess - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Assess' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Assess [ v.]
- To value; to make a valuation or official estimate of for the purpose of taxation.
- 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.
- 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.
- To fix or determine the rate or amount of.

Meaning of 'Assess' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . assess [ v]
Meaning (1):
- evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
Example in sentence:
  • access all the factors when taking a risk;
  • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
Meaning (2):
- estimate the value of (property) for taxation
Example in sentence:
  • Our house hasn't been assessed in years