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.).
- e·val·u·a·ble [ih-val-yoo-uh-buhl], /ɪˈvæl yu ə bəl/, adjective
- e·val·u·a·tive, adjective
- e·val·u·a·tor, noun
- mis·e·val·u·ate, verb (used with object), mis·e·val·u·at·ed, mis·e·val·u·at·ing.
- non·e·val·u·a·tive, adjective
- re·e·val·u·ate, verb (used with object), re·e·val·u·at·ed, re·e·val·u·at·ing.
- un·e·val·u·at·ed, adjective
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How to use evaluate in a sentence
In schools, this meant finding new ways to evaluate students—and hence their teachers.
Because these ingredients are so new, we need new methodologies just to evaluate them.
Now we can set up a scientifically well prepared study to evaluate the transfusions vs. improved care.
DOJ and CDC numbers differ, and conviction rates are harder to evaluate.
When asked to evaluate his own work, Leigh was a little more reticent.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood | Nico Hines | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here again the Committee was not engaged on a fact-finding mission, but was seeking to evaluate the evidence in a broad way.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
About the other's narrow hips was slung a belt from which hung pouches and tools the primitive colonist could not evaluate.Star Born | Andre Norton
They will still have in common certain fundamental morphological features, but it will be difficult to know how to evaluate them.Language | Edward Sapir
It is a question of judgment as to how you evaluate a given characteristic.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
There were several agent examiners available to evaluate this material.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for 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
- evaluation, noun
- evaluator, noun
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