evaluate

[ih-val-yoo-eyt]
verb (used with object), evaluated, evaluating.
1.
to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise: to evaluate property.
2.
to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess: to evaluate the results of an experiment.
3.
Mathematics. to ascertain the numerical value of (a function, relation, etc.).

Origin:
1835–45; back formation from evaluation

evaluable [ih-val-yoo-uh-buhl] , adjective
evaluative, adjective
evaluator, noun
misevaluate, verb (used with object), misevaluated, misevaluating.
nonevaluative, adjective
reevaluate, verb (used with object), reevaluated, reevaluating.
unevaluated, adjective


1, 2. weigh, estimate, gauge, value.
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evaluate (ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to ascertain or set the amount or value of
2.  to judge or assess the worth of; appraise
3.  maths, logic to determine the unique member of the range of a function corresponding to a given member of its domain
 
[C19: back formation from evaluation, from French, from evaluer to evaluate; see value]
 
evalu'ation
 
n
 
e'valuator
 
n

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evaluate
1842, a back formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.
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EVALUATE definition

programming
The COBOL85 keyword for a switch statement.
(1997-06-10)
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Example sentences
There is no perfect way to evaluate teachers, but that is true of many jobs.
The editors send the paper to one or more other scientists who evaluate it.
I'm going to evaluate every trade agreement.
If you want to evaluate something evaluate what matters.
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