Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “assess”

assess

verb [T]  /əˈses/ us  

assess verb [T] (JUDGE)

to decide the quality or importance of something: A college is going to assess a student’s ability based on grades. To assess is also to judge the cost or value of something: Government officials assessed the flood damage in the millions of dollars.

assess verb [T] (ASK FOR MONEY)

to charge someone an amount of money as a special payment: In order to complete the new clubhouse, all members will be assessed an additional $200 a year.
assessment
noun [C]  /əˈses·mənt/ us  
This is an interesting assessment of Mark Twain’s importance in American literature.
assessment
noun [C]  /əˈses·mənt/ us  
Co-op owners had to pay an assessment to cover the cost of the roof repair.
(Definition of assess from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of assess?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “assess” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More