re·​ass·​ess | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈses How to pronounce reassess (audio) , -a-ˈses \
reassessed; reassessing; reassesses

Definition of reassess

transitive verb

: to assess (something) again reassess the damage reassessed her priorities/goals/values … had the sense to reassess their situation before making a critical error.— Stephen Lias … some people in the community are reassessing the role of athletics at an academically poor school.— Randal C. Archibold

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reassessment \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈses-​mənt How to pronounce reassessment (audio) , -​a-​ˈses-​ \ noun, plural reassessments
… recent discoveries … are forcing a reassessment of long-established theories … — Larry Rohter

Examples of reassess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Niedermann says that his biggest hurdle was coming up with contingency plans and holding lots of meetings to constantly reassess how many people might be needed. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Delray Beach’s Salt7 brings the party to Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale," 19 Sep. 2020 However, if the rate rises to 2 percent, the city would reassess indoor dining availability, NBC reported. Claudia Harmata,, "New York City Restaurants Can Soon Open for Indoor Seating, But with Heavy Restrictions," 9 Sep. 2020 After about a month of figuring out their normal patterns, the program will reassess the risk of COVID-19 in the area and decide whether to open up outside activities like getting take-out food and grocery shopping. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona summer camp transforms to experimental college campus as COVID-19 forces universities online," 3 Sep. 2020 De Blasio said bringing back indoor dining would help the city’s economic recovery, but warned the city would reassess if the COVID-19 positivity rate rose to 2 percent. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "New York City Set to Bring Back Indoor Dining on Sept. 30," 10 Sep. 2020 Commodities markets offer further evidence that investors have begun to reassess their bright economic outlook. Karen Langley, WSJ, "Investors Shun Risky Assets as Tech Trade Stalls," 9 Sep. 2020 That drew outrage from state and local officials, triggered investigations and prompted PG&E to reassess the scope of future shutoffs. Brian Eckhouse, Fortune, "California faces widespread power cuts after weeks of destructive wildfires," 8 Sep. 2020 In a split decision, a federal appeals court Monday ordered a judge to reassess the effect of errors in jury instructions and excluded evidence involving former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora’s trial, John Caniglia reports. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "New Ohio House speaker begins process to repeal House Bill 6: The Wake Up for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020," 1 Sep. 2020 Use this retrograde to reassess the areas of your life ruled by Mars. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "How to Plan for This Season's Mars Retrograde," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of reassess

circa 1689, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reassess was circa 1689

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26 Sep 2020

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“Reassess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reassess

: to think about (something) again in order to decide whether to change your opinion or judgment of it : to assess (something) again

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