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Meaning of ASSESS

Pronunciation:  u'ses

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"
  2. [v]  estimate the value of (property) for taxation; "Our house hasn't been assessed in years"
  3. [v]  set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
  4. [v]  charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine

ASSESS is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: appraise, evaluate, measure, tax, valuate, value
 See Also: approximate, bill, censor, charge, determine, estimate, gauge, grade, guess, judge, mark, praise, rate, reassess, reevaluate, score, set, standardise, standardize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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. Cf. {Assize}, v., {Cess}.]
1. To value; to make a valuation or official estimate of for
   the purpose of taxation.

2. To apportion a sum to be paid by (a person, a community,
   or an estate), in the nature of a tax, fine, etc.; to
   impose a tax upon (a person, an estate, or an income)
   according to a rate or apportionment.

3. To determine and impose a tax or fine upon (a person,
   community, estate, or income); to tax; as, the club
   assessed each member twenty-five cents.

4. To fix or determine the rate or amount of.

         This sum is assessed and raised upon individuals by
         commissioners in the act.             --Blackstone.

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