Definition of evaluate
1 : to determine or fix the value of
2 : to determine the significance, worth, or condition of usually by careful appraisal and study
evaluationplay \i-ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən, -yü-ˈā-\ noun
evaluativeplay \i-ˈval-yə-ˌwā-tiv, -yü-ˌā-\ adjective
evaluatorplay \i-ˈval-yə-ˌwā-tər, -yü-ˌā-\ noun
Examples of evaluate in a sentence
We need to evaluate our options.
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
EVALUATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evaluate for English Language Learners
: to judge the value or condition of (someone or something) in a careful and thoughtful way
EVALUATE Defined for Kids
Definition of evaluate for Students
: to judge the value or condition of Our teacher is evaluating our math skills.
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