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assessment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of assessment

  1. 1 a charge usually of money collected by the government from people or businesses for public use <hated paying the annual assessment on his car> Synonyms tax, duty, imposition, impost, levyRelated Words direct tax, personal tax; capitation, custom(s), excise, hidden tax, income tax, poll tax, property tax, sales tax, single tax, sin tax, tariff, toll, tribute, value-added tax, withholding tax; supertax, surcharge, surtax; death tax, estate tax, inheritance tax; flat tax, proportional tax

  2. 2 an opinion on the nature, character, or quality of something <I'm far too quiet, in the assessment of my new boss> Synonyms appraisal, appraisement, estimation, estimate, evaluation, fix, judgment (or judgement), value judgmentRelated Words aperçu, feeling, impression, notion, perception; confidence, faith, stock, trust; belief, conviction, mind, persuasion, sentiment, view; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory

  3. 3 the act of placing a value on the nature, character, or quality of something <we may have been too hasty in our assessment of the value of the property> Synonyms appraisal, appraisement, estimate, estimation, evaluation, reckoning, valuationRelated Words calculation, computation, measurement, mensuration; audit, check, checkup, examination, inspection, review, scan, scrutiny, survey; reassessment, transvaluation; overestimation, overevaluation; underestimation





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