The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Assess \As*sess"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assessed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Assessing.] [OF. assesser to regulate, settle, LL.
assessare to value for taxation, fr. L. assidere, supine as
if assessum, to sit by, esp. of judges in a court, in LL. to
assess, tax. Cf. Assize, v., Cess.]
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.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "assessed":
ad valorem, admeasured, appraised, evaluated, gauged, good for,
known by measurement, mapped, measured, metered, plotted, priced,
prized, pro rata, quantified, quantized, rated, surveyed,
triangulated, valuated, valued, valued at, worth