A woman evaluates a gemstone to determine it's value.
An example of evaluate is when a teacher reviews a paper in order to give it a grade.
- to find the value or amount of
- to judge or determine the worth or quality of; appraise
- Math. to find the numerical value of; express in numbers
Origin of evaluateback-formation ; from evaluation
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 &emacron;-, 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.