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assess value to calculate or assess the value of something, for example, real estate for tax purposes

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Definitions of ’rate’ and meaning of ’rate’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’rate’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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