- to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise: to evaluate property.
- to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess: to evaluate the results of an experiment.
- Mathematics. to determine or calculate the numerical value of (a formula, function, relation, etc.).
Origin of evaluate
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Examples from the Web for evaluate
In schools, this meant finding new ways to evaluate students—and hence their teachers.Your Local School Doesn’t Have to Suck
Michael S. Roth
December 17, 2014
Because these ingredients are so new, we need new methodologies just to evaluate them.The Science of Ingredient Innovation
December 15, 2014
Now we can set up a scientifically well prepared study to evaluate the transfusions vs. improved care.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
October 26, 2014
DOJ and CDC numbers differ, and conviction rates are harder to evaluate.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
When asked to evaluate his own work, Leigh was a little more reticent.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood
October 14, 2014
I'll just give you my line of reasoning, and you can evaluate it for yourself.Vampires of Space
Sewell Peaslee Wright
The historian is in a better position to evaluate the treaty.Union and Democracy
The result is illustrative of the relation between what we do and how we evaluate what we do.The Civilization of Illiteracy
We cannot evaluate progress as an increase in a sum-total of happiness.Progress and History
Our experts will evaluate such holdings and recompense the owners.Medal of Honor
Dallas McCord Reynolds
- to ascertain or set the amount or value of
- to judge or assess the worth of; appraise
- maths logic to determine the unique member of the range of a function corresponding to a given member of its domain
Word Origin and History for evaluate
1842, from French évaluer or else a back-formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.