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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Even companies struggle to assess carbon emissions that come from the whole life cycle of their products, she said.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
To estimate further back in time, the researchers assessed ease of harvesting by recording how long it took to dig up bulbs at six of those sites, plus an additional one.These plants seem like they’re trying to hide from people|Jonathan Lambert|November 20, 2020|Science News
A committee of advisors will meet in December to assess Pfizer’s data documenting how well the shots worked.Pfizer wants authorization to start distributing its vaccine by Christmas|Antonio Regalado|November 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
First, adolescent brains are still developing the ability to assess risks and control actions.
The order assesses eligibility based on the age of an inmate and whether the prisoner is nearing the end of his or her sentence.Md. governor signs executive order to allow early release for prisoners to slow the spread of coronavirus|Ovetta Wiggins|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
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?
It may be a useful exercise for assessing black people in general.How Barack and Michelle Have Normalized Black Prominence|John McWhorter|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
There is no means of judging the future except by assessing the past.President Wilson's Addresses|Woodrow Wilson
But the captain and the two Khatkans stood calmly assessing the slaughter left by the hide poachers.Voodoo Planet|Andre Norton
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
The law of 1898 made important modifications in these rates and manner of assessing.
Accordingly, it exerts a tacit influence on the line of defence employed for other modes of assessing taxation.Utilitarianism|John Stuart Mill