- 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.
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transitive verb e·val·u·at·ed, e·val·u·at·ing, e·val·u·ates
- To ascertain or fix the value or worth of.
- To examine and judge carefully; appraise. See Synonyms at estimate.
- Mathematics To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.
Origin: Back-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.
- e·valˌu·aˈtion noun
- e·valˈu·a·tive adjective
- e·valˈu·a·tor noun