reassess

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

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

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The episode highlights the need for the U.S. to reassess its role in this volatile part of the world—and to come down firmly on India’s side. Elbridge Colby, WSJ, "Take India’s Side, America," 12 Mar. 2019 The suspension of funds for recovery efforts in Syria comes as the administration reassesses its role in the conflict there, a State Department official said on Friday. Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper And Alissa J. Rubin, New York Times, "Trump Orders State Dept. to Suspend Funds for Syria Recovery," 30 Mar. 2018 This bias of engagement at strategic points also showed up in early play-testing feedback and prompted the designers to reassess a lot of the decisions around how the single-player campaign would work and how its missions were laid out. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Video: Total War: Rome II devs built all of Europe—and the AI ignored most of it," 19 Dec. 2018 That has pressured ad companies to reassess their business offerings and restructure their agencies. Suzanne Vranica, WSJ, "Activist Investor Launches Fight for Board Seats at MDC Partners," 2 Jan. 2019 This downsized version of Uber’s self-driving program reflects the extent to which the company’s had to reassess its grand plan to conquer urban transportation with robot taxis after the crash in Tempe. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Uber’s self-driving cars return to public roads for the first time since fatal crash," 20 Dec. 2018 Treasury debt has rallied in the last two months of the year as investors have been reassessing the future path of growth and inflation. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "U.S. Government Bonds Rise as Year-End Demand Surges," 31 Dec. 2018 It’s time to reassess our priorities as a nation and decide: Is gender equality an American value? Kate Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Why the United States Constitution Needs An Equal Rights Amendment," 29 Oct. 2018 Last year’s Obamacare repeal fight really brought this issue to the fore, and people might be reassessing their prior beliefs. Dylan Scott, Vox, "The real Republican record on preexisting conditions: GOP is trying to roll back protections," 18 Oct. 2018

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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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reassess

verb

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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