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
Without these data, we cannot even evaluate whether any changes in policing reduces racial inequalities in interactions with police.Why some senior officers are making it harder for police departments to fight racism | matthewheimer | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
One very useful tool for evaluating air purifiers is this directory of room air cleaners maintained by AHAM.Can an air purifier help protect you from COVID-19? | dzanemorris | August 22, 2020 | Fortune
The large-scale stage of testing is intended to evaluate the vaccine’s effectiveness and safety.A Chinese company says its vaccine will be ready by December—but it won’t be cheap | Grady McGregor | August 22, 2020 | Fortune
We are open to looking at and evaluate anything that we think is going to drive long-term shareholder value.Downtrodden GM stock gets a boost from electric-vehicle spinoff speculation | Aaron Pressman | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
The Chicago-based aerospace giant has been evaluating its workforce as it completes the initial reduction announced earlier this year.Boeing is preparing additional layoffs with new buyouts | Rachel King | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
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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