Assess Definition

assessed, assesses, assessing
assessed, assesses, assessing
To determine the value, significance, or extent of; appraise.
American Heritage
To set an estimated value on (property, etc.) for taxation.
Webster's New World
To estimate the value of (property) for taxation.
American Heritage
To set the amount of (a tax, a fine, damages, etc.)
Webster's New World
To set or determine the amount of (a payment, such as a tax or fine).
American Heritage

Origin of Assess

  • Middle English assessen from Old French assesser from Latin assidēre assess- to sit by as an assistant judge ad- ad- sedēre to sit sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French assesser, from Medieval Latin assessare, originally the frequentative of Latin assessus, past participle of assidere, from ad (“to, towards, at”) + sedeō (“sit; settle down”).

    From Wiktionary

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