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

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
reassessment noun
plural reassessments
… recent discoveries … are forcing a reassessment of long-established theories … Larry Rohter

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To stay competitive in 2022 and beyond, life sciences leaders would be well-served to reassess their tech stack now and invest in new platforms and APIs in order to break down the silos that continue to hinder collaboration, data sharing and speed. Robert Fenton, Forbes, 15 Aug. 2022 That’s because cutting the incoming class by one-third would force the campus to reassess its selections and delay the release of admission decisions, giving low-income students less time for financial advising before the May 1 commitment deadline. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2022 Experts say the pandemic has propelled people to reassess their careers and search for happiness. Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2022 Even thriving companies have to reassess their CX strategy to keep pace with the ever-evolving demands of the modern consumer. Lilit Davtyan, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 Next week’s open date — during which McVay, general manager Les Snead and their staffs will reassess everything — cannot come soon enough. Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2022 Despite the rebound in risk assets, markets are bracing for more turbulence as a crucial reading on the still-tight US labor market is set to give traders a chance to reassess the Fed’s commitment to its aggressive path of rate hikes. Rita Nazareth,, 3 Oct. 2022 Colorado has asked the EPA to reassess that requirement and consider the state’s alternative plan. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 20 Sep. 2022 Scott's death eventually leads Churchill to reassess his previous position on the smog and rally to come to London's rescue. Maria Mercedes Lara, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1689, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reassess was circa 1689

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“Reassess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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