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[ih-val-yoo-eyt] /ɪˈvæl yuˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), evaluated, evaluating.
to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise:
to evaluate property.
to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess:
to evaluate the results of an experiment.
Mathematics. to determine or calculate the numerical value of (a formula, function, relation, etc.).
Origin of evaluate
1835-45; back formation from evaluation
Related forms
[ih-val-yoo-uh-buh l] /ɪˈvæl yu ə bəl/ (Show IPA),
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. Unabridged
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  • Grants will be evaluated based solely on merit, regardless of the research status of the applicants.
  • These samples are evaluated for cancer-fighting properties.
  • There is much subjectivity in how the condition of a car is evaluated.
  • The student whose space probe design is being evaluated should complete the worksheet for their probe.
  • But the police refused my mom's every attempt to have me properly and expertly evaluated.
  • The persuasiveness of these arguments is largely emotional, but some of it can be evaluated.
  • Going forward, the two herds will be genetically limited in ways the government has not yet fully evaluated.
  • The study is too new for the medical community to have fully evaluated its meaning.
  • When the participants reached adolescence their weight was evaluated.
  • Ultimately, these plans should be evaluated with a mix of philosophy and practicality.
British Dictionary definitions for evaluated


verb (transitive)
to ascertain or set the amount or value of
to judge or assess the worth of; appraise
(maths, logic) to determine the unique member of the range of a function corresponding to a given member of its domain
Derived Forms
evaluation, noun
evaluator, noun
Word Origin
C19: back formation from evaluation, from French, from evaluer to evaluate; see value
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Word Origin and History for evaluated



1842, from French évaluer or else a back-formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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