[ ih-val-yoo-eyt ]
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verb (used with object),e·val·u·at·ed, e·val·u·at·ing.
  1. to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise: to evaluate property.

  2. to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess: to evaluate the results of an experiment.

  1. 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

Other words for evaluate

Other words from evaluate

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for evaluate


/ (ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt) /

  1. to ascertain or set the amount or value of

  2. to judge or assess the worth of; appraise

  1. maths logic to determine the unique member of the range of a function corresponding to a given member of its domain

Origin of evaluate

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

Derived forms of evaluate

  • evaluation, noun
  • evaluator, noun

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