Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb assess

4 senses of assess

Sense 1
measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value -- (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")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 2
assess -- (charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine)
       => charge, bill -- (demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights")

Sense 3
tax, assess -- (set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine))
       => determine, set -- (fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules")

Sense 4
assess -- (estimate the value of (property) for taxation; "Our house hasn't been assessed in years")
       => estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge -- (judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds")

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