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Assess

1. To estimate the value of a property, especially for property tax purposes. For example, a county may send an assessor to one's house to assess its value and base the property tax one owes on that assessment.

2. To decide the cost of something. For example, an insurance company may assess the damage of a house fire at $120,000 and agree to pay that much toward repairs. Alternatively, the government may assess that one owes $50,000 in income tax based upon one's income the previous year.
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110 relates to the risk of material misstatement at the financial statement level, focusing on "overall responses" by the auditor; further audit procedures responsive to assessed risk at relevant assertion levels; evaluating the sufficiency and appropriateness of the audit evidence obtained; and documentation.
* Assess the effectiveness of the company's internal controls for the current fiscal year.
"It helps IHEs with the selection process to assess if students have the essential technology information processing ability to succeed," says Ewing.
Exposure to chlorpyrifos was assessed by measuring it in umbilical cord and maternal blood samples (Whyatt et al.
These assess the patient's perception of what is heard but fail to evaluate the impact of that change on the patient's life.
NCI assesses legislation and policy related to national strategic plans, prevention efforts, maintenance of human rights, and provision of care and support.
Casey Pace, a spokeswoman for Florida Citrus Mutual, said it's too early to assess the total damage Hurricane Frances caused to the state's citrus crops.
The study employed the same methodologies of telephone surveys and focus groups to assess the state of what it calls "health seekers." Based on their projections, the number of adults using the Internet to find health information has grown from 52 million to 73 million.
Managing Risks for Records and Information presents a methodology developed to assess records and information risks using a requirements-based approach as well as ideas for adapting this methodology to support a more traditional event-based approach.
The National Writing Project, begun in 1974 at the University of California at Berkeley, stemmed from a similar notion: that regular reviews of the process of writing, with repeated drafts and frequent editing, were a better way to assess how the student was doing than the old way of grading grammar and spelling tests and the final version of any written assignment.
In hiring, you assess qualifications, and in training, you help the trip leader bring them up to snuff for the coming season.