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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Example sentences from the Web for assess
We rarely use polling to assess the efficacy of corporate practices.Why surveying the American public can help us change capitalism|matthewheimer|October 31, 2020|Fortune
There are over 3,500 B Corporations, but over 100,000 firms, banks, and investors worldwide also use these tools to assess corporate sustainability.
Ten days later, Trinidad and Tobago’s government announced it was awaiting permission from Venezuela to have a delegation board the ship and assess the danger of an oil spill.A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean looks to be safe — for now|Jariel Arvin|October 22, 2020|Vox
Brazil’s health authority Anvisa said it had been informed on Monday of the study volunteer’s death and had received a partial report from an international committee assessing the trial’s safety.Participant who died in AstraZeneca trial had not been given vaccine|kdunn6|October 22, 2020|Fortune
In the face of harrowing losses of species, researchers around the world are trying to assess the state of the planet’s biodiversity on a large scale.