V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to evaluate or judge; 2. to assign a cost or value to, or to charge, especially for taxation or fining

Synonyms: estimate, evaluate, judge, charge, assign, determine, appraise, rate


Tips: Although assess often refers to determining or imposing the rate of taxation or of a fine, its everyday use means "to judge the worth or importance of something."

Usage Examples:

The mechanic had to assess the damage to the vehicle before giving us an idea of the cost for its repair. (evaluate, determine)

We were assessed a $500 fine for littering, which we will never do again! (charged)

We'll need to assess the value of our home before we put it on the market. (estimate, determine)

Please assess the amount of time you'll need to finish this project. (determine, estimate)

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