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evaluate

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verb eval·u·ate \i-ˈval-yə-ˌwāt, -yü-ˌāt\

Simple Definition of evaluate

  • : to judge the value or condition of (someone or something) in a careful and thoughtful way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of evaluate

evaluated

evaluating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to determine or fix the value of

  3. 2 :  to determine the significance, worth, or condition of usually by careful appraisal and study

evaluation

play \-ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən, -yü-ˈā-\ noun

evaluative

play \-ˈval-yə-ˌwā-tiv, -yü-ˌā-\ adjective

evaluator

play \-tər\ noun

Examples of evaluate in a sentence

  1. We need to evaluate our options.

  2. evaluate a training program as effective



Origin and Etymology of evaluate

back-formation from evaluation, from French évaluation, from Middle French evaluacion, from esvaluer to evaluate, from e- + value value


First Known Use: 1842

Synonym Discussion of evaluate

estimate, appraise, evaluate, value, rate, assess mean to judge something with respect to its worth or significance. estimate implies a judgment, considered or casual, that precedes or takes the place of actual measuring or counting or testing out <estimated the crowd at two hundred>. appraise commonly implies the fixing by an expert of the monetary worth of a thing, but it may be used of any critical judgment <having their house appraised>. evaluate suggests an attempt to determine relative or intrinsic worth in terms other than monetary <evaluate a student's work>. value equals appraise but without implying expertness of judgment <a watercolor valued by the donor at $500>. rate adds to estimate the notion of placing a thing according to a scale of values <a highly rated restaurant>. assess implies a critical appraisal for the purpose of understanding or interpreting, or as a guide in taking action <officials are trying to assess the damage>.

EVALUATE Defined for Kids

evaluate

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verb eval·u·ate \i-ˈval-yə-ˌwāt\

Definition of evaluate for Students

evaluated

evaluating

  1. :  to judge the value or condition of <Our teacher is evaluating our math skills.>





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