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 reassess
It was time to reassess our entire relationship with Israel.
Judging by the state of the world outside New Hyde hospital, it might be time to reassess just who belongs where.A New ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’: Victor LaValle’s ‘The Devil in Silver’|Drew Toal|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sinking Gingrich still won't quit His mission only: torment Mitt He claims the urge to reassess Is purely in the heads of press.
Rick Perry, who returned to Texas to reassess the race after his fifth-place drubbing in Iowa, looms as a question mark.Is Rick Santorum for Real After Strong Iowa Caucuses Finish?|Howard Kurtz|January 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Never has it been clearer that the U.S. needs to reassess its long-term Middle East strategy.
I have proposed the reconvening of the Conference next year to review progress; reassess priorities; and set new goals.