verb (used with object)
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Origin of assess
historical usage of assess
In Proto-Indo-European, two dental consonants (such as d + d, d + t, t + t, etc.) could not appear together. In the Italic languages (Latin, Oscan, Umbrian) and Germanic, the two dental consonants developed into -ss- ; thus the original Latin past participle of sedēre , sedtus (originally an adjective suffix, typically forming past participles in Latin) regularly became sessus, the base for the Late Latin verb assessāre.
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Instructors say it’s tough to teach and assess motor skills, like catching and kicking, online.Kids are shooting hoops with rolled up socks, but pandemic physical education is not canceled|Kelly Field|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Consider Samuel Cartwright’s use of the spirometer, a medical instrument designed to assess lung capacity.Medical racism has shaped U.S. policies for centuries|Deirdre Owens|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
He had the power to assess the security situation, send backup, send help.House impeachment managers emphasize the danger to Pence and other top officials in harrowing retelling of Jan. 6 attack|Amy Gardner, Karoun Demirjian, Felicia Sonmez, Paul Kane|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The school system has said it has spent more than $250 million on improvements, including $4 million to assess and upgrade ventilation.Chicago reaches deal with teachers to reopen school buildings|Moriah Balingit|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Either way, before you pull the trigger, you’ll definitely want to assess your counter space and figure out how much room you’ve got for a new appliance.Best toaster: Get perfectly golden slices every time|PopSci Commerce Team|February 10, 2021|Popular Science
The artist came down and stood beside his patron to assess things.
Crowe recently returned from a visit to Liberia to assess the situation on the ground and will share her knowledge and experience.
“I would advise any candidate to assess their viability and not just do a token run,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster.
“My job was to assess their fear and then harp on that fear, capitalize on that fear and get them to buy,” said Maddox, 33.‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill|Aaron Glantz|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as with so many customs, little information is available to assess the impact of clay and its congeners on human health.You Probably Shouldn’t Try to Lose 20 Pounds by Eating Clay|Kent Sepkowitz|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Who is to assess values on an estate that consists of shipping interests, lands, mines, and a host of other things?The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
We get an alert when anyone with an uncommon ride profile comes out and that helps us assess whether we want to investigate.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Then the author proceeds to assess the social and ethical conditions which threaten the world with spiritual bankruptcy.When Winter Comes to Main Street|Grant Martin Overton
"Well, what rate do you intend to assess," asked Nekhludoff.The Awakening|Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
In their perplexity they referred to Dominico, who, though ill of the gout, drove to see the picture and assess its value.Curiosities of Christian History|Croake James