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evaluate

[ih-val-yoo-eyt] /ɪˈvæl yuˌeɪt/
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 determine or calculate the numerical value of (a formula, function, relation, etc.).
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; back formation from evaluation
Related forms
evaluable
[ih-val-yoo-uh-buh l] /ɪˈvæl yu ə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
evaluative, adjective
evaluator, noun
misevaluate, verb (used with object), misevaluated, misevaluating.
nonevaluative, adjective
reevaluate, verb (used with object), reevaluated, reevaluating.
unevaluated, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. weigh, estimate, gauge, value.
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British Dictionary definitions for evaluative

evaluative

/ɪˈvæljʊətɪv/
adjective
1.
of, denoting, or based on an act of evaluating
2.
(philosophy) expressing an attitude or value judgment; emotive

evaluate

/ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
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
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 evaluative
adj.

1927, from evaluate + -ive.

evaluate

v.

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

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