- 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 evaluated
In 2007, President Bush signed a law that required all Head Start grantees to be evaluated using an evidence-based system.Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?
Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle
December 23, 2014
Since Latif could not return to the States, he was unable to be evaluated for his military disability benefits.Oregon Judge Grounds the Federal No-Fly List—and It’s High Time
June 26, 2014
The decisions made were studied, researched, and evaluated by experts.Why Are Girl Scout Camps Being Closed?
January 12, 2014
Candidates, she said, are evaluated on their stance on fiscal issues and abortion, on very simple litmus-test-type votes.The Tea Party Isn’t Dead Yet
July 29, 2013
In its recommendations, the report says that "potential recipients should be evaluated for consistency with U.S. policy."NGO Monitor's Selective Attacks on Groups Opposed to U.S. Policies
May 22, 2013
In a similar way, harmony is re- evaluated in the experience of music.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The ease with which he drifted from one to the other is also still to be evaluated.Abraham Lincoln and the Union
Nathaniel W. Stephenson
But you should be aware of several other factors pertaining to the faculty, which are evaluated.The Great Gray Plague
Raymond F. Jones
Nolan evaluated the scene with the eyes of an experienced raider.The Defiant Agents
Andre Alice Norton
Evaluated as fanciful in validity it becomes a mere fancy in its existence.Essays in Experimental Logic
- 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 evaluated
1842, from French évaluer or else a back-formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.