The artist came down and stood beside his patron to assess things.
Tests that assess what students have learned are not intended to be, nor are they, measures of teacher quality.
Lucy Scholes assess the choices in the once-a-decade reputation-making list.
Tomorrow we can assess how realistic his diagnosis and prescriptions were.
But when it comes time to assess the things that matter most -- human well-being and happiness -- there we find ourselves baffled.
The committee sympathised with him, but found that they must assess him according to his rent.
We said we might buy something more and he could assess them all together.
At the close of my address the deacons came out to assess the congregation in the matter of collection.
I cannot pretend to assess impartially the value of this movement.
And the question I would raise is this: By which of these two standards shall we assess the word 'happiness'?
early 15c., "to fix the amount (of a tax, fine, etc.)," from Anglo-French assesser, from Medieval Latin assessare "fix a tax upon," originally frequentative of Latin assessus "a sitting by," past participle of assidere "to sit beside" (and thus to assist in the office of a judge), from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). One of the judge's assistant's jobs was to fix the amount of a fine or tax. Meaning "to estimate the value of property for the purpose of taxing it" is from 1809; transferred sense of "to judge the value of a person, idea, etc." is from 1934. Related: Assessed; assessing.