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Meaning of “assess” in the English Dictionary

"assess" in British English

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assessverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈses/
B2 to ​judge or ​decide the ​amount, ​value, ​quality, or ​importance of something: The ​insurers will need to assess the ​flooddamage. They assessed the ​cost of the ​flooddamage at £2,500. Exams are not the only ​means of assessing a student's ​ability. It's too early to assess the ​long-termconsequences of the two ​countries' ​union. [+ question word] We need to assess whether the ​project is ​worth doing.

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(Definition of assess from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"assess" in American English

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assessverb [T]

 us   /əˈses/
  • assess verb [T] (JUDGE)

to ​decide the ​quality or ​importance of something: A ​college is going to assess a student’s ​abilitybased on ​grades. To assess is also to ​judge the ​cost or ​value of something: Government ​officials assessed the ​flooddamage in the millions of ​dollars.
  • assess verb [T] (ASK FOR MONEY)

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

"assess" in Business English

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assessverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈses/
to make a decision about a ​person or ​situation after considering all the ​information: The ​consultant was ​hired to assess the ​impact of the ​buyout on ​consumers.assess that/whether A ​lender must be able to assess that the ​borrower is able to ​pay back the ​loan. The ​appraisalsystem is ​designed to ​help you assess your ​strengths and weaknesses.assess sb on sth You will be assessed on your ​ability to take decisions quickly.
to ​judge or decide the ​amount or ​value of something: assess sth at sth The ​cost of ​repairs to the ​equipment was assessed at £2,000.
ACCOUNTING, TAX to decide how much ​tax someone must ​pay on something: assess sb/sth for sth Currently, 38 ​statesrequire counties to assess ​properties for ​taxation. If you are ​self-employed, you will be ​required to ​submit a ​taxdeclaration so that you can be assessed for ​incometax.assess sb/sth on sth You will be assessed on all your ​income, ​including any ​interest you have ​earned.
(Definition of assess from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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