assess (v.)

  1. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional; access all the factors when taking a risk

    [ Syn: measure , evaluate , valuate , appraise , value ]

  2. charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine

  3. set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

    [ Syn: tax ]

  4. estimate the value of (property) for taxation; Our house hasn't been assessed in years'

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