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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At that point, the mayor said the city will reassess the arrangement and decide whether to continue its relationship with Jordan. John Benson,, "Olmsted Falls mayor adds economic development director to duties," 5 Aug. 2019 Federal law states that K-12 schools have the right to decide whether a student qualifies for disability services, and that school officials who are skeptical about a diagnosis from a private practitioner can have a student reassessed. New York Times, "Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash," 30 July 2019 Things change when teams are in a pennant race, and even from week-to-week, day-to-day for any team; clubs are always assessing and reassessing. Susan Slusser,, "A’s Mailbag: 2B issues, and Noah Syndergaard - what would it take to get him?," 29 July 2019 Insurance and reinsurance companies are paying particular attention, because these calculations help them reassess risk levels. The Economist, "Greenhouse-gas emissions are increasing the frequency of heatwaves," 25 July 2019 In March 2017, then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rejected the agency’s own analysis, saying the agency would reassess the science underpinning that decision and make a final determination in 2022. Washington Post, "EPA will not ban use of controversial pesticide linked to children’s health problems," 18 July 2019 Budget watchers have praised similar efforts in Sacramento in recent years, pointing out that reassessing new spending commitments or tax exemptions is a smart way to govern. John Myers,, "California’s budget offers new help for millions — but with an expiration date," 23 June 2019 This idea interested me: knowing someone, and then having to reassess him in the light of further knowledge. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, "Hanif Kureishi on How We Talk About Love and Sex," 15 July 2019 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

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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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