assess the damage

The word "assess" means to check or test. "Assessing the damage" to something means figuring out how badly it was damaged. 

You "assess the damage" in situations like these:

  • You assess the damage to the body of someone who's been injured.
  • The government assesses the damage to homes and businesses when there's been a natural disaster.
  • An insurance company representative assesses the damage to your car when you've gotten in a car accident.


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