- Assess is defined as to evaluate or analyze.
An example of something that a teacher may assess is spelling skills.
- To assess is to tax or charge a fee.
An example of something that the government may assess is a fee for renewing your registration.
- Assess means to make an estimate or appraisal.
An example of something that one may assess is a house's value for taxation purposes.
- to set an estimated value on (property, etc.) for taxation
- to set the amount of (a tax, a fine, damages, etc.)
- to impose a fine, tax, or special payment on (a person or property)
- to impose (an amount) as a fine, tax, etc.
- to estimate or determine the significance, importance, or value of; evaluate
Origin of assessMiddle English assessen from Old French assesser from Medieval Latin assessare, to impose a tax, set a rate from Classical Latin assessus, past participle of assidere, to sit beside, assist in the office of judge from ad-, to + sedere, to sit
transitive verbas·sessed, as·sess·ing, as·sess·es
- To determine the value, significance, or extent of; appraise. See Synonyms at estimate.
- To estimate the value of (property) for taxation.
- To set or determine the amount of (a payment, such as a tax or fine).
- a. To charge (a person or property) with a special payment, such as a tax or fine.b. Sports To charge (a player, coach, or team) with a foul or penalty.
Origin of assessMiddle English assessen from Old French assesser from Latin assidēre assess- to sit by as an assistant judge ad- ad- sedēre to sit ; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present assesses, present participle assessing, simple past and past participle assessed)
- To determine, estimate or judge the value of; to evaluate
- He assessed the situation.
- To impose or charge, especially as punishment for an infraction.
- The referee assessed a penalty for delaying the game.
- A $10.00 late fee will be assessed on all overdue accounts.
- To calculate and demand (the tax money due) from a person or entity.
- Once you've submitted a tax return, the Tax Department will assess the amount of tax you still owe.
assess - Legal Definition
- To determine the value of something, especially of real estate for property tax purposes. See also appraise.
- To establish the amount of, and then charge, a fine, taxes, or another payment.
- To require stockholders and partners to fill the need for additional capital by making additional contributions to their corporation or partnership.