Evaluate definition

ĭ-vălyo͝o-āt
(mathematics) To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.
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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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(math.) To find the numerical value of; express in numbers.
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To determine the importance, effectiveness, or worth of; assess.

Evaluate teacher performance.

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To draw conclusions from examining; to assess.

It will take several years to evaluate the material gathered in the survey.

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To judge or determine the worth or quality of; appraise.
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To find the value or amount of.
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(mathematics) To compute or determine the value of (an expression)

Evaluate this polynomial.

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To ascertain or fix the value or amount of.

Evaluate the damage from the flood.

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Origin of evaluate

  • Back-formation from evaluation from French évaluation from Old French from evaluer to evaluate e- out (from Latin ē-, ex- ex–) value value value

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Backformation from evaluation.

    From Wiktionary