# evaluate

[ih-val-yoo-eyt]

- 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^{}

First recorded in 1835–45; back formation from evaluation

## Synonyms

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com1, 2. weigh, estimate, gauge, value.

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## Examples from the Web for re-evaluate

### Contemporary Examples

#### Wallace said his impression was that Fearey and other senior managers wanted Doyle to “re-evaluate” his approach.

#### Re-evaluate the choices you have made in your life thus far.

#### “We had to look back to how we used to survive and re-evaluate our value,” he said.

#### Today, Newseum announced it will "re-evaluate their inclusion" on its list of journalists.

#### In the suburbs, I've now had to re-evaluate if I'll let me kids go to some people's homes, because so many parents own guns.

### Historical Examples

#### Lent is the time when we re-evaluate our life in the light of our faith, and this requires a very real effort and discipline.

Great Lent: A School of RepentanceAlexander Schmemann

# re-evaluate

- to evaluate again or differently

# evaluate

- 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

C19: back formation from evaluation, from French, from evaluer to evaluate; see value

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## Word Origin and History for re-evaluate

# evaluate

### v.

1842, from French évaluer or else a back-formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.

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