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English definition of “assess”

assess

verb [T]     /əˈses/
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 wh ether the project is worth doing.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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