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English definition of “assess”
/əˈses/ v [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
/əˈses·mənt/ n [C] › Co-op owners had to pay an assessment to cover the cost of the roof repair.