sed-, sedat-, -sid, -sess
(Latin: sit, sitting)
2. To estimate or determine the significance, importance, or value of; to evaluate; levy a charge on, tax: The club assessed each member $100 to rebuild the new clubhouse.
3. To judge, evaluate, appraise, look over: The general assessed the military situation and called for reinforcements.
4. To calculate a value based on various factors: Harry said the insurance adjusters already assessed the damage done to his house by the storm.
5. To fix or determine the amount of (damages, a tax, a fine, etc.): The hurricane damage was assessed at billions of dollars.
6. To estimate or to judge the value, character, etc., of; to evaluate: Mark tried to assess what it would cost to improve the condition of his yard after the heavy rain.
The military officers were assessing the battle reports so they could decide what to do next.7. Etymology: "to fix the amount" (of a tax, fine, etc.), from Anglo-French assesser, from Middle Latin assessare "to fix a tax upon", originally from Latin assidere, "to sit beside"; from ad-, "to" + sedere, "to sit".
There are no continental-scale monitoring programs for assessing wildlife fatalities at wind turbines, so the number of bats killed across the entire United States is difficult to assess.
2. A calculation of the value of something, made especially for tax or insurance purposes: The Jones family claimed that the tax assessment on their house was way too high.
3. A method of evaluating student performances and attainments: Jerry's school uses a variety of tests for its annual assessments.
2. A person whose responsibilities are to give advice about some legal action to a judge or some other court official: The legal assessor was trying to find out why a police officer shot and killed an unarmed man several times.
3. Anyone who is officially evaluating how well someone did on a test, in some competition, etc.: The coach asked a well-known football assessor to help provide information as to why the school's team lost in the finals after never losing any other game during the year.
2. Persistent application or diligence; unflagging effort: The assiduity of Mr. Monroe's students resulted in their graduating at the highest grade levels possible.
2. A reference to working diligently at a task and persevering to achieve an objective: Max was always doing assiduous researches for his chemistry projects so he could have the best possible results.
Bob was an assiduous student in high school and that's why he graduated as an honor student.3. Etymology: From Latin assiduus, "busy, incessant, and continually" from assidere, "to sit down to"; therefore, "constantly occupied" at one's work.
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2. Characterized by being determined in one's efforts: Jack LaLane worked assiduously for many years as a fitness expert to develop studios, exercise equipment, and showing his extraordinary strength on TV shows by swimming to Catalina Island from Los Angeles by pulling a boat with people in it as he swam.
2. An ordinance regulating weights and measures and the weights and prices of articles of consumption.
3. Periodic judicial proceedings held until 1971 in the counties of England and Wales and presided over by itinerant judges.
They were replaced by the Crown Courts.4. Etymology: from Old French asise, "session", from asseoir, "to cause to sit"; from Latin assidere, "to sit beside" (and thus to assist in the office of a judge), from ad-, "to" + sedere, "to sit.".
2. To gather around someone is a way that is disturbing, annoying, or aggressive, etc.: The political candidate was besieged by reporters of newspapers and TV when he announced that he would not be running for office.
3. To overwhelm a person with too many questions or requests for something: The sales department was besieged with hundreds of customers who wanted to know why the store ran out of computers so quickly on the first day of the special reduction in prices.
2. A crowd that is harassing somebody or an organization in an oppressive way with insistent demands or complaints: The office of the theater was finding it very difficult to provide enough tickets for all of the fans during their besiegements because there were too many who were striving to get tickets to see the popular movie star who was making a personal appearance when the film was over.