Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The assessments of this band is going to be low, and the diet plain.

Assessments were levied and in five years $2,200 had been thus applied.

He had built the church at Arkville and he paid nearly all the assessments.

That was six or eight months ago, and we'd stood for two assessments.

No assessments for political purposes on officers or subordinates should be allowed.

The foundation for the assessments was laid by the town assessors.

Assessments often are unfair, and justice sometimes is bought.

The assessments of these are reduced to 20/40ths and taxed at 10%.

Assessments on these are reduced to 18/40ths and taxed at a rate of 9%.

Assessments on these are reduced to 15/40ths and taxed at 7%.


1540s, "value of property for tax purposes," from assess + -ment. Meaning "determination or adjustment of tax rate" is from 1540s; general sense of "estimation" is recorded from 1620s. In education jargon from 1956.