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assess

“Assess” is a transitive verb; it needs an object. You can assess your team’s chances of winning the bowl game; but you cannot assess that they are playing better than last year. “Assess” is not an all-purpose synonym of “judge” or “estimate.” Most of the time if you write “assess that” you are making a mistake. The errors arise when “that” is being used as a conjunction. Exceptions arise when “that” is a pronoun or adverb: “How do you asssess that?” “I assess that team’s chances as good.”

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Definitions

  • n  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • n  a pompous fool
  • n  hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
  • n  slang for sexual intercourse
  • v  evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
  • v  charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
  • v  set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
  • v  estimate the value of (property) for taxation
    Our house hasn't been assessed in years
News & Articles

  • County to assess oilfield equipment
    Commissioners this week greenlighted County Assessor Janell Enlow’s request to hire outside expertise, to begin a Phase 1 physical assessment of oil and gas transfer facilities in the county and approximately 1/3 of all the commercial enterprises.
    June 15, 2013 - Sapulpa Daily Herald
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Christian Post
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News