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 reassess (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 While investors continue to reassess the economic growth outlook due to Delta variant fears in September month that historically underperforms, Friday’s gains are coming off the heels of Thursday’s pandemic-era low jobless claims numbers. - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 The lifestyle change brought on by the pandemic caused many Americans to reassess their living arrangements, including some renters that turned into house hunters and some existing homeowners that sold to move into a larger home. Ali Wolf, Fortune, 9 Sep. 2021 In the past few years, the state has begun to reassess its historic perch as one of the U.S.'s top incarcerators and death sentencers. Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2021 The board does not plan to reassess after that, but will follow it's previously approved re-opening plan, according to an email from Grafton School District Superintendent Jeff Nelson. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2021 But as the higher areas become more at risk of burning, fire managers have had to reassess their strategy. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Aug. 2021 Nonetheless, judging from the booming real-estate market and the rate at which city folks are returning, those who have been preparing obituaries for cities may want to reassess their pessimism. Ingrid Chung, National Review, 27 Aug. 2021 In 2019, for the first time in forever, Ivey found himself without a team, without a season and with plenty of time to reassess his life. Chris Hays,, 22 Aug. 2021 But as house prices shoot up, calls are growing for the Fed and its peers to reassess their stances, especially as evidence grows that some would-be homebuyers are getting priced out of the market. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 23 June 2021

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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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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