assess

Before you try to sell your car, you should ask an expert to assess its value––once you know what it's worth, it's easier to find a fair price. When you assess a matter, you make a judgment about it.

The verb assess has the general meaning of determining the importance or value of something. It also has a few specialized uses having to do with amounts of money, such as fines, fees, and taxes. It can mean to set the value of property for purposes of taxation, or to charge a person or business a tax or fee. This verb came through French from Latin assidēre "to sit as a judge."

Definitions of assess
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v evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

Synonyms:
appraise, evaluate, measure, valuate, value
Types:
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grade, mark, score
assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
rate, value
estimate the value of
standardise, standardize
evaluate by comparing with a standard
reassess, reevaluate
revise or renew one's assessment
censor
subject to political, religious, or moral censorship
praise
express approval of
blue-pencil, delete, edit
cut or eliminate
revalue
value anew
troll
praise or celebrate in song
salute
express commendation of
applaud
express approval of
exalt, extol, glorify, laud, proclaim
praise, glorify, or honor
blandish, flatter
praise somewhat dishonestly
eulogise, eulogize
praise formally and eloquently
compliment, congratulate
say something to someone that expresses praise
gush, rave
praise enthusiastically
commend
express approval of
commend, recommend
express a good opinion of
advertise, advertize, promote, push
make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
puff, puff up
praise extravagantly
sonnet
praise in a sonnet
Type of:
evaluate, judge, pass judgment
form a critical opinion of

v estimate the value of (property) for taxation

“Our house hasn't been assessed in years”
Synonyms:
appraise, evaluate, measure, valuate, value
evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
Type of:
approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

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

Synonyms:
tax
Type of:
determine, set
fix conclusively or authoritatively

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

Synonyms:
tax
set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
Type of:
bill, charge
demand payment

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