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

Definition of self-evaluate

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

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self-evaluation \ ˌself-​i-​ˌval-​yə-​ˈwā-​shən How to pronounce self-evaluate (audio) , -​yü-​ˈā-​ \ 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

First Known Use of self-evaluate

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-evaluate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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