Definition of evaluate in English:

evaluate

Line breaks: evalu|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈvaljʊeɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
1Form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess: the study will assist in evaluating the impact of recent changes [with clause]: a system for evaluating how well the firm is performing
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  • 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, assess the worth of, put a value/price on; judge, gauge, rate, estimate, appraise, form an opinion of, check something out, form an impression of, make up one's mind about, get the measure of, weigh up, analyse
informal size up
2 Mathematics Find a numerical expression or equivalent for (an equation, formula, or function): substitute numbers in a simple formula and evaluate the answer
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  • 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 (earlier ( mid 18th century) as evaluation): from French évaluer, from es- (from Latin ex-) 'out, from' + Old French value 'value'.

Derivatives

evaluative

adjective
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  • 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

noun
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  • 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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