verb (used with object), e·val·u·at·ed, e·val·u·at·ing.
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.).
Learn to Expertly Talk About Split InfinitivesSometimes infinitives need a little space. A split infinitive occurs when there’s an adverb between two parts of an infinitive. An infinitive consists of the word to and the simple form of a verb (e.g. to go and to read). “To suddenly go” and “to quickly read” are examples of split infinitives because the adverbs (suddenly and quickly) split (or break up) the infinitives to …
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Origin of evaluate
First recorded in 1835–45; back formation from evaluation
e·val·u·a·ble [ih-val-yoo-uh-buhl] /ɪˈvæl yu ə bəl/, adjectivee·val·u·a·tive, adjectivee·val·u·a·tor, nounmis·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, adjectivere·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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Examples from the Web for evaluative
The constant streams of evaluative data that teachers must generate present a similar irony.A Teacher Returns to the Classroom and Gets Schooled|Nick Romeo|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What is it about nostalgia that so effectively scrambles our evaluative faculties?
of, denoting, or based on an act of evaluating
philosophy expressing an attitude or value judgment; emotive
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 for evaluate
C19: back formation from evaluation, from French, from evaluer to evaluate; see value
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