- 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 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.
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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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