Definition of assess verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    assess

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈsɛs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they assess
     
    he / she / it assesses
     
    past simple assessed
     
    -ing form assessing
     
     
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  1. 1 to make a judgment about the nature or quality of someone or something assess somebody/something It's difficult to assess the effects of these changes. to assess a patient's needs Interviews allow you to assess the appropriateness of candidates. assess somebody/something as something The young men were assessed as either safe or unsafe drivers. I'd assess your chances as low. assess whether, how, etc… The committee assesses whether a building is worth preserving. We are trying to assess how well the system works.
  2. 2 to calculate the amount or value of something synonym estimate assess something They have assessed the amount of compensation to be paid. assess something at something Damage to the building was assessed at $40,000.
NAmE//əˈsɛsəbl//
 
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