/ (ˌriːəˈsɛs) /

verb (tr)

to assess (something) again; re-evaluate



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What does reassess mean?

To reassess is to reevaluate. When you reassess a situation, you analyze it again to see if you come to the same conclusion about it. Reassessing is typically done because something about the situation has changed.

Assess can have several meanings but most generally means to evaluate or otherwise determine the significance of something. Both assess and reaissess can be used more specifically in the context of finance to refer to evaluating or reevaluating the value of something, especially property or income for the purpose of taxation.

The noun form of reassess is reassessment.

Example: For now, that’s the plan, but if something goes wrong, we’ll need to reassess our options.

Where does reassess come from?

The first records of reassess come from around the 1700s. Assess is recorded earlier, in the 1400s, and comes from the Medieval Latin assessāre, meaning “to assess a tax.” It derives from the Latin assēssus, meaning “seated beside (a judge).”

Since its earliest use in English, assess has been used to refer to determining a thing’s value for the purposes of taxation, such as how much property you have, how much land you own, or how much your house is worth. In this sense, the word assess is synonymous with appraise. Sometimes, when the value of something changes, it needs to be reassessed.

More generally, you reassess something by carefully considering it again in order to determine what you currently think about it, especially when you have new information. For example, a college student might reassess their choice of major if they become interested in a different field, or a doctor might reassess a patient if their symptoms change. In this sense, the closest synonyms are reevaluate and reconsider.

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How is reassess used in real life?

Reassess is commonly used in a general way to mean “reevaluate.” In a financial context, it refers to a formal process of redetermining value.



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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym for reassess?

A. reevaluate
B. reconsider
C. recognize
D. reexamine

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