- 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 evaluating
His reasons for punting on a question so essential to evaluating almost every sentence that follows are never given.What is the News? Whatever Alain de Botton Thinks It Is
February 20, 2014
Clarity of expression is something Mayer prizes so dearly that she uses it as a litmus test when evaluating new ideas.Google’s Marissa Mayer Talks Tech With Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown
May 15, 2012
It also comes from a company that is really bad at evaluating anyone's creditworthiness (cf. 2008).Stop the Madness!
August 8, 2011
Melissa Payson has been designing, executing, and evaluating development programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan since 2003.The Taliban Are Still Here to Stay
Parag Khanna, Melissa Payson
February 16, 2010
Such directors are most capable of evaluating the decisions and recommendations of the executives at a financial firm.The Pay Czar's New Rules
December 11, 2009
But each man was evaluating the information after his own fashion.Ten From Infinity
Paul W. Fairman
I should say, in evaluating Mr. Jones, that his greatest asset is his humor.Dolly Reforming Herself
Henry Arthur Jones
This engine was to be capable of evaluating any algebraic formula.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
He prayed that the doctor was evaluating it as the intricate raving of delusion.The Inhabited
Allowance for this should be made in evaluating the merits of the variety.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting
Northern Nut Growers Association
- 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 evaluating
1842, from French évaluer or else a back-formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.