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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·sess /əˈsɛs, æ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sess v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assessed p. pr. & vb. n. Assessing.]
 1. To value; to make a valuation or official estimate of for the purpose of taxation.
 2. To apportion a sum to be paid by (a person, a community, or an estate), in the nature of a tax, fine, etc.; to impose a tax upon (a person, an estate, or an income) according to a rate or apportionment.
 3. To determine and impose a tax or fine upon (a person, community, estate, or income); to tax; as, the club assessed each member twenty-five cents.
 4. To fix or determine the rate or amount of.
    This sum is assessed and raised upon individuals by commissioners in the act.   --Blackstone.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have
           the family jewels appraised by a professional" [syn: measure,
            evaluate, valuate, appraise, value]
      2: charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a
         tax or a fine
      3: set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
         [syn: tax]
      4: estimate the value of (property) for taxation; "Our house
         hasn't been assessed in years"