- To evaluate is defined as to judge the value or worth of someone or something.
An example of evaluate is when a teacher reviews a paper in order to give it a grade.
A woman trying to evaluate a gemstone.
transitive verbe·val·u·at·ed, e·val·u·at·ing, e·val·u·ates
- To ascertain or fix the value or amount of: evaluate the damage from the flood.
- To determine the importance, effectiveness, or worth of; assess: evaluate teacher performance. See Synonyms at estimate.
- Mathematics To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.
Origin of evaluateBack-formation from evaluation, from French évaluation, from Old French, from evaluer, to evaluate : e-, out (from Latin ē-, ex-; see ex–) + value, value; see value.
(third-person singular simple present evaluates, present participle evaluating, simple past and past participle evaluated)
Backformation from evaluation.