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evaluate

Syllabification: e·val·u·ate
Pronunciation: /əˈvalyəˌwāt
 
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Definition of evaluate in English:

verb

[with object]
1Form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess: when you evaluate any hammer, look for precision machining [with clause]: computer simulations evaluated how the aircraft would perform
More example sentences
  • I have no idea how to evaluate this claim, and with all due respect to the Kelly family I have no particular interest in it.
  • This makes evaluating the impact of computers in consultations particularly important.
  • It's now essential to create an innovation management system that evaluates new ideas, culling and implementing the keepers and discarding the rest.
Synonyms
assess, judge, gauge, rate, estimate, appraise, analyze, examine, get the measure of
informal size up, check out
1.1 Mathematics Find a numerical expression or equivalent for (an equation, formula, or function).
Example sentences
  • This quantum calculation evaluates certain mathematical functions in one operation, although a conventional computer would require two.
  • The duration of the growth response was evaluated on elongation rate graphs.
  • This function evaluates to true only when both inputs are true, and false with any other combination of inputs.

Origin

mid 19th century: back-formation from evaluation, from French évaluer, from es- (from Latin ex-) 'out, from' + Old French value 'value'.

Derivatives

evaluative

1
Pronunciation: /-yo͞oˌātiv, -ətiv/
adjective
Example sentences
  • An artist's intentions are utterly irrelevant to the descriptive, interpretive, and evaluative properties of his work.
  • So to think of it is to see the term as not merely descriptive and evaluative, but also as having some explanatory force.
  • This sense is not purely descriptive in that an evaluative judgment is involved in determining what counts as a disadvantage.

evaluator

2
Pronunciation: /-yo͞oˌātər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Proposals were reviewed by national evaluators in the preliminary round and by a panel of artists and art professionals in the final round.
  • She is a grant writer and program evaluator for nonprofits in Chicago.
  • Perhaps the department vote was closely divided or the department rejected strong reviews from outside evaluators.

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