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.).
Origin of evaluate
Related formse·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
First recorded in 1835–45;
back formation from evaluation
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Related Words for re-evaluatingreevaluate
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Derived Formsevaluation, nounevaluator, noun
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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Word Origin and History for re-evaluating
1842, from French évaluer or else a back-formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.
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