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

Examples of reassess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Critics have long complained that California is losing out on billions of dollars in revenue each year from valuable business properties that have never changed hands and thus never had their taxes reassessed. Alexei Koseff,, "Proposition 13 overhaul backed by leading 2020 Democrats," 14 Nov. 2019 The new urgency of the campaign has forced several campaigns to reshuffle or reassess their respective standings in the race. CBS News, "The five big things you need to understand about the Democratic primary right now," 8 Nov. 2019 Rosa voted for Trump in 2016, and is reassessing his support for the 2020 election. Andrew Selsky, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oregon agricultural exports hit hard by US-China trade war," 26 Sep. 2019 It has also been suggested that Trump reviewed and reassessed foreign aid to Ukraine with the specific goal of pressuring Zelenskiy to undertake that investigation. Cass R. Sunstein, The Denver Post, "Cass Sunstein: Congress can’t ignore a clearly impeachable offense," 23 Sep. 2019 Brett Charleston, Glen Rock’s superintendent, said the first installation of fire alarms will be a pilot program, and the administration will reassess whether to purchase more. Fox News, "New Jersey school installing vape detectors in bathroom, report says," 20 Sep. 2019 Members in the crowd became disruptive and asked about the point of the meeting if police commanders had no plan to immediately reassess deployment of troopers. By Cassandra Jaramillo María Méndez, Dallas News, "'The only issue is the direction': South Dallas residents complain about state troopers' tactics," 31 July 2019 Their measure would require that commercial property owned by all but the smallest businesses be reassessed at market value every three years. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: Proposition 13 is a political third rail in California," 27 Aug. 2019 Trouble in Turkey could make investors reassess their holdings in other emerging markets. David Mchugh And Suzan Fraser, Fox News, "Why Turkey's currency is plunging and what it means," 13 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of reassess

circa 1689, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2019

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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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