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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Brown assesses sexual misconduct charges under a “preponderance of the evidence” standard—the lowest legal burden of proof.Exclusive: Brown University Student Speaks Out on What It’s Like to Be Accused of Rape|Cathy Young|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Disclosure: The Disclosure Score assesses company reporting and transparency on environmental impacts and performance.
Jace Lacob assesses the field to see whether Mad Men will make history with a fifth win.Emmys Drama Race: ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and More|Jace Lacob|September 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It's a "news segment" from Fox & Friends that assesses Obama's first four years in office.
Expert Canada-watcher Chris Sands assesses yesterday's election in Alberta as a big win for ... President Obama.
The more severe government of France assesses upon each generality a certain sum, which the intendant must find as he can.
He condemns a whole street at a time, assesses the damages, pays them, and rebuilds superbly.The Innocents Abroad|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
For this service Xanabar assesses her percentage, therefore Xanabar is rich.History Repeats|George Oliver Smith
Ef he's got somewhars 'round ten dollars in chicken-feed an' in ones an' twos, you assesses him dues of jest one dollar even.J. Poindexter, Colored|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
But it is a demand for this surplus, no matter how created, that assesses the value of the whole product.