re·​ass·​ess | \ˌrē-ə-ˈses, -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, -​a-​ˈses-​ \ noun plural reassessments
… recent discoveries … are forcing a reassessment of long-established theories … — Larry Rohter

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The market then reversed Thursday, tumbling 17%, as some investors took profits and reassessed supply data. Gregory Zuckerman, WSJ, "Oil Hedge Fund Giant Hammered in Crude’s Slide," 15 Nov. 2018 The National Association of Professional Firemen and the Professional Firemen's Trade Union issued a joint statement saying that the government's recent reorganization of firefighting capabilities need to be reassessed and rethought. Barry Hatton, Fox News, "Wildfires torment Portugal, Spain as France feels the heat," 7 Aug. 2018 Officials said all inmate units have been reassessed and that individual placards have been created that detail specific rules for units regarding inmate standards. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar County Jail receives notice of noncompliance," 4 Apr. 2018 Some good news for Arizona The state did see some positive changes this year with teen birth rates nearly cut in half. Wolfe Naimark said the report offers a moment to reassess. Megan Janetsky, azcentral, "1 in 4 Arizona children live in poverty, national KidsCount report shows," 28 June 2018 Harley isn't the only company having to reassess its corporate model on the fly. NBC News, "Trump's trade war is meant to protect American jobs — so why are businesses planning layoffs?," 25 June 2018 Foreign governments, including the U.S. and the European Union, have made a credible and peaceful election a condition for reassessing sanctions, support programs and debt relief. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Looming Election Is Vital for Zimbabwe," 15 June 2018 The idea is that her reputation suffered a series of setbacks, causing her to step out of the spotlight and reassess her life before coming back as a bad girl who's totes fine with being a rebel. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "Taylor Swift goes big with her bad reputation at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium," 1 July 2018 Cubs manager Joe Maddon said the Cubs would reassess Bryant’s progress from left shoulder inflammation following Tuesday night’s game for the Smokies. Mark Gonzales,, "Kris Bryant homers, hits RBI single in minor-league rehab assignment," 9 July 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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