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 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 All these moms are playing a daily strategy game of assess and reassess as families adjust to long-distance learning and home confinement. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "In praise of those North Texas moms on the front line against coronavirus’ cabin fever," 20 Mar. 2020 As of the time of Mnuchin's tweet Friday morning, the Arizona filing deadline was still April 15, though the department is reassessing that, said Ed Greenberg, a spokesman for the state's Department of Revenue. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Tax filing delay: What the new coronavirus tax-relief rules mean for you," 20 Mar. 2020 After a morning statement from campaign manager Faiz Shakir that Sanders was reassessing his campaign after his latest series of losses on Tuesday, Axios reported that Sanders was suspending his campaign. Tim Darnell, ajc, "Bernie Sanders’ campaign denies reports he is suspending his presidential bid," 18 Mar. 2020 In most cases, the bans run to early or mid-April when individual governments will reassess the situation. Richard Smirke, The Hollywood Reporter, "More European Countries Ban Live Events Over Coronavirus, but U.K. Holds Out...for Now," 13 Mar. 2020 As the evening wore on, Bloomberg TV passed along other outlets' news reports that Bloomberg the man would be reassessing his campaign on Wednesday. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Bloomberg News staffers breathe a sigh of relief after Mike Bloomberg drops out," 4 Mar. 2020 Schools must constantly reassess security measures, particularly after a tragic incident like Monday’s deadly shooting, said Abigail Boyer, associate executive director of the Clery Center. Dallas News, "Student safety, well-being in focus following deadly shooting at a Texas university," 10 Feb. 2020 But then, as concerns about Graterol’s medical evaluation took shape, the Downs brothers reassessed. Alex Speier,, "Jeter Downs happy to be reunited with older brother Jerry in Red Sox organization," 13 Feb. 2020 You’re afforded time to breathe and reassess your direction as new powers are unlocked. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "Cloudspire: a $130 MOBA for your tabletop?," 8 Feb. 2020

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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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24 Mar 2020

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“Reassess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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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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