self-eval·​u·​ate ˌself-i-ˈval-yə-ˌwāt How to pronounce self-evaluate (audio)
self-evaluated; self-evaluating; self-evaluates

transitive + intransitive

: to evaluate oneself or one's actions, performance, etc.
… students are given the opportunity to self-evaluate their own work …Sam Roberson
Asked to self-evaluate himself, Conner was quick to answer …Jerry DiPaola
Ask what went wrong. This encourages kids to self-evaluate, says [parenting expert Judy] Arnall.Susan Spicer
… he and the staff did a lot of self-evaluating and research into ways they could improve the operation and serve more people.Zachary Hansen
self-evaluation noun
plural self-evaluations
Accurate self-evaluation and the ability to take a step back and figure out why something worked or didn't work was important. Rob Biertempfel
Applicants for the Torch Award must perform a detailed self-evaluation to examine their decision-making processes and business practices. The Cincinnati Enquirer
Self-evaluations were collected and the teacher provided written feedback about the self-evaluations the following day. Michael P. Hewitt

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-evaluate was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Self-evaluate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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