verb (used with object)
Origin 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.
Examples from the Web for assessing
My trip takes the reverse path, and I begin by assessing the depth of my Shakespeare knowledge in his birthplace.
Assessing rape allegations gets still more challenging in the Middle East, where even the suspicion of rape can break families.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story|Jamie Dettmer|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do you think those are the two main factors in assessing a president?
There are several problems involved in assessing the value of such tests.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo|Clive Irving|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This illustrates a crucial problem in assessing the quality of the Malaysian investigation.Flight 370 Was Carrying 440 Pounds of Dangerous Batteries|Clive Irving|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the occupier be unable to pay, the deficiency is to be made up by assessing it on the entire village or neighborhood.Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland|Henry B. Stanton
Under the new system of assessing expenses one form is as desirable as another, from the standpoint of the insured or the company.
An estimate made for the purpose of assessing duties or taxes.
This tariff for revenue only was well enough for Thomas and Laura, and assessing a duty of ten per cent.The Cheerful Smugglers|Ellis Parker Butler
For purposes of assessing the consequences of a major California earthquake, scenarios for seven large earthquakes were developed.