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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Their measure would require that commercial property owned by all but the smallest businesses be reassessed at market value every three years. Los Angeles Times, "Proposition 13 is a political third rail in California. Changing it will be a hard sell," 26 Aug. 2019 When the groups’ performance was reassessed a few months later, the group that was taught to perform the task better did even worse. Dr. Travis Bradberry, Quartz at Work, "Nine skills you should learn that pay off forever," 13 Aug. 2019 The pond will be reassessed for goldfish and chemicals before being reconnected to Fish Creek. Jeff Parrott, Anchorage Daily News, "Wildlife officials will use fish-killing chemical to get rid of Cuddy Park goldfish," 24 July 2019 Other properties can be reassessed upward by only 2%. Doug Smith,, "L.A. County property assessments hit record $1.6 trillion," 15 July 2019 A year later, she was reassessed and no longer qualified as having PTSD. Will Stone, Scientific American, "MDMA, Or Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment," 21 Aug. 2019 The reality check for the Heat is reassessing how far their current talent pool can go. Ira Winderman,, "ASK IRA: Do questions about Bam Adebayo after his USA release miss the point?," 11 Aug. 2019 Lindsey’s departure prompted Malzahn to reassess his approach to the offense once again, and the man long considered to be an offensive mastermind opted to get back to his roots. Tom Green |,, "Gus Malzahn: Giving up play-calling at Auburn was ‘a mistake’," 18 July 2019 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

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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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