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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There also are asylum seekers arriving on refugee ships, and Spain has been pushed to a limit, and the country is currently reassessing its humanitarian policy. Rigoberto González,, "Spanish literature animates the ghosts of its embattled history," 5 July 2019 Japanese businesses, too, have reassessed their ties with the country for fear of provoking American displeasure. Ben Dooley, New York Times, "Shinzo Abe’s Latest Diplomatic Long Shot: Peacemaking in Iran," 12 June 2019 The fates of all these teams and superstars were intertwined even before Durant’s injury, and now each party must reassess in the wake of a career-altering turn of events that will be remembered, in grim detail, for decades to come. Ben Golliver, The Denver Post, "How Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury affects his future and the NBA landscape," 11 June 2019 But this time, residents are reassessing the value of an iconic piece of the art that has danced with thousands of passers-by and been the muse for a popular Halloween costume. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Mass Ave's electronic 'Ann Dancing' needs $262,800. Here's what's behind that number.," 4 June 2019 As the Windsor family grows and modernizes, monarchies around the world are also reassessing old traditions. National Geographic, "Unique lives of royal kids celebrated in vintage photos," 7 May 2019 The VTA’s Board of Directors voted in May to delay elimination of the route until the end of the year and will reassess in August whether to save the route. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, "Correction: Strike looming for VTA bus, light-rail service," 20 June 2019 Each movement forced the police to reassess their location and set up a new containment line. Bree Burkitt,, "A frantic call, a final standoff: 'Please don't hurt him. He just needs help'," 19 June 2019 The feedback meant a decision, like selling off a division, could be reassessed at any time. Thomas Gryta And Ted Mann, WSJ, "GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out," 14 Dec. 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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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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