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Definition of assess:

  1. To apportion a sum to be paid by ( a person, a community, or an estate), in the nature of a tax, fine, etc.; to impose a tax upon ( a person, an estate, or an income) according to a rate or apportionment.
  2. To determine and impose a tax or fine upon ( a person, community, estate, or income); to tax; as, the club assessed each member twenty- five cents.
  3. To fix or determine the rate or amount of.
  4. To value; to make a valuation or official estimate of for the purpose of taxation.


mensurate, pass judgment, exact, survey, respect, treasure, esteem, evaluate, measure, obligation, size up, tax, prize, levy, valuate, task, willing, prise, value, impose, over, put, assay, charge, appreciate, appraise, measure out.

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