assess assess  /ə ˈsɛs/


  1. (v) evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
  2. (v) charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
  3. (v) set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
  4. (v) estimate the value of (property) for taxation


Derived Word(s)


  1. I don't think you can ever assess your work.
  2. It's hard to assess in a young child because no one this young has been treated with estrogen.
  3. As Barack Obama begins to assess his potential picks for his cabinet, Secretary of Education is not one of the positions you would necessarily expect him to focus on first.


  1. SocialTwist Launches Influencer Quotient

    The platform helps companies assess the impact of social marketing and identify influence segments.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CRM Magazine

  2. So. Baptists Vote for Members to 'Prayerfully Assess' Boy Scouts of America Relationship

    The Southern Baptist Convention voted Wednesday to approve a resolution that expresses the denomination's "opposition to and disappointment in the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to change its membership policy" to allow openly-homosexual members. The resolution does not require churches and families to sever their ties with the BSA, though it does ask that they "prayerfully assess their ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  3. EU regulators put Visa Europe's antitrust concessions to rivals

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators asked Visa Europe's customers and rivals to assess its offer to cap inter-bank credit card fees at the same level as competitor MasterCard , a concession intended to end an antitrust investigation and avoid a possible fine. Visa Europe, which is the European licensee of Visa Inc. and is owned and operated by more than 3,700 European banks, found itself the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I think those statements are wildly inaccurate, and there's no excuse for them," McCain said on ABC's "This Week." "The fact is that I think that Mr. Steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the Republican Party as...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  2. "We're going to take our time and assess what further consequences there should be to the relationship," Rice said.
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: USA Today

  3. "It remains too early to assess the extent to which household and business spending will be affected," Bernanke said in a speech to the Economic Club of New York late yesterday.
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Bloomberg

Word of the Day
pivotal pivotal
/ˈpɪ və təl /