re·​eval·​u·​ate (ˌ)rē-i-ˈval-yə-ˌwāt How to pronounce reevaluate (audio)
variants or re-evaluate
reevaluated or re-evaluated; reevaluating or re-evaluating

transitive + intransitive

: to evaluate (something or someone) again especially with regard to changes or new information
Debts force students to delay marriage, postpone children and reevaluate career choices.Steve Gardiner
If you are out of work, maybe this is a good time to slow down and reevaluate your priorities.Mark Wayman
The time has come, I believe, for us to re-evaluate teaching …Jane E. Peterson
He said … that council will have time later to reevaluate if the Cooksville Creek owners don't budge.Alex McKeen
reevaluation noun
or re-evaluation
plural reevaluations or re-evaluations
Intense reevaluation of the field's traditional subject matter—and also of its methods of observation and explanation—has plunged cultural anthropology into a profound state of crisis. Louis A. Sass

Examples of reevaluate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But every company has expressed a desire to reevaluate their video offerings, which have become less lucrative year after year. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2023 From consistent use, the AI will become familiar with the user’s habits and logic, and could leverage that knowledge to prompt the user to pause and reevaluate before making a choice. Paige Hagy, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2023 Falling short caused Lease to reevaluate that approach. Aaron Heisen, oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2023 Advertisement Broadcasting rights help explain not only why the conference fell apart, but why now — the Pac-12’s current media agreement expires in 2024, giving schools the chance to reevaluate their loyalties. Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Farmers Restaurant Group aims to inspire and encourage their industry peers, and the large corporate chains, to reevaluate their sourcing practices and consider the impact on farmers, communities, and the environment. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2023 Even as schools reevaluate ticketing, Harris was still holding the ticket she was written at 17. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, 10 Aug. 2023 Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is reevaluating its Russian business, including the possibility of a full withdrawal from a once-important market that has turned into a headache. WSJ, 28 Aug. 2023 The entire time, sensors all along its body continue to reevaluate the environs, allowing the robot to make adjustments if needed. Gina Errico, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reevaluate was in 1905

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“Reevaluate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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