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assess

verb [T] uk   /əˈses/ us  
B2 to judge or decide the amount, value, quality, or importance of something: The insurers will need to assess the flood damage. They assessed the cost of the flood damage at £1,500. Exams are not the only means of assessing a student's ability. It's too early to assess the long-term consequences of the two countries' union. [+ question word] We need to assess whether the project is worth doing.
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