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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 ascertain the numerical value of (a 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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  • They may reevaluate their study habits, intended majors, or motivation for school.
  • The study that is linked below supports a need to reevaluate all the climate change models.
  • The photograph encourages the viewer to reevaluate the famous encounter.
  • The political stakes are high, and almost everyone involved in the debate has been obliged to reevaluate their position.
  • reevaluate sentencing practices of amphetamine drugs.
  • In other cases, it may be possible to reevaluate planning decisions or rethink the appropriate design.
  • Also be sure to reevaluate your policies each year to make sure that they continue to meet your changing needs.
British Dictionary definitions for reevaluate

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 reevaluate

evaluate

v.

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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