assess

assess as‧sess [əˈses] verb [intransitive, transitive]
1. to make a judgement about a person or situation after considering all the information:

• This information is needed to assess efficiency and effectiveness.

assess that

• The federal government assessed that the assets had been acquired illegally.

2. to calculate how much something will cost to repair, how much something is worth, how much money someone should be given etc:

• Ten loss adjusters are still assessing the extent of the damage.

assess something at

• The net value of his estate was assessed at around £6,250,000.

3. to calculate the amount of tax someone should pay:
assess somebody/​something on something

• The payroll tax isn't assessed on wages above a certain level.

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assess UK US /əˈses/ verb [T]
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.

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The appraisal system 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 states require counties to assess properties for taxation.

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If you are self-employed, you will be required to submit a tax declaration so that you can be assessed for income tax.

assess sb/sth on sth »

You will be assessed on all your income, including any interest you have earned.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • assess — as·sess /ə ses/ vt 1: to determine the rate or amount of (as a tax) 2 a: to impose (as a tax) according to an established rate b: to subject to a tax, charge, or levy each property owner was assess ed an additional five dollars 3 …   Law dictionary

  • Assess — As*sess , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assessing}.] [OF. assesser to regulate, settle, LL. assessare to value for taxation, fr. L. assidere, supine as if assessum, to sit by, esp. of judges in a court, in LL. to assess, tax.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assess — [v1] evaluate, determine appraise, apprise, assay, check*, check out*, compute, determine, dig it*, estimate, figure*, fix, gauge, guess, judge, nick*, peg*, rate, reckon, set, size*, size up, survey, take measure*, valuate, value, weigh; concept …   New thesaurus

  • assess — (v.) early 15c., to fix the amount (of a tax, fine, etc.), from Anglo Fr. assesser, from M.L. assessare fix a tax upon, originally frequentative of L. assessus a sitting by, pp. of assidere to sit beside (and thus to assist in the office of a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • assess — assay, appraise, value, evaluate, *estimate, rate Analogous words: *calculate, compute, reckon …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assess — ► VERB 1) evaluate or estimate. 2) set the value of a tax, fine, etc. for (a person or property). DERIVATIVES assessable adjective assessment noun assessor noun. ORIGIN Old French assesser, from Latin assidere sit by (later levy tax) …   English terms dictionary

  • assess — [ə ses′] vt. [ME assessen < OFr assesser < ML assessare, to impose a tax, set a rate < L assessus, pp. of assidere, to sit beside, assist in the office of judge < ad , to + sedere, to SIT] 1. to set an estimated value on (property,… …   English World dictionary

  • assess — 01. We will use the first week of classes to [assess] your speaking ability. 02. The [assessment] of your language skills will include a speaking test and an essay assignment. 03. It may take weeks to [assess] the total damage caused by the… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • assess — verb 1 form an opinion ADVERB ▪ fully ▪ accurately, correctly, properly ▪ carefully ▪ She carefully assessed the situation …   Collocations dictionary

  • assess */*/ — UK [əˈses] / US verb [transitive] Word forms assess : present tense I/you/we/they assess he/she/it assesses present participle assessing past tense assessed past participle assessed 1) to carefully consider a situation, person, or problem in… …   English dictionary

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