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evaluate (ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt Pronunciation for evaluate


verb (transitive)

  1. to ascertain or set the amount or value of
  2. to judge or assess the worth of; appraise
  3. (mathematics, logic) to determine the unique member of the range of a function corresponding to a given member of its domain

Derived Forms

eˌvaluˈation noun
eˈvaluˌator noun

Word Origin

C19: back formation from evaluation, from French, from evaluer to evaluate; see value

Translations for 'evaluate'

  • British English: evaluate If you evaluate something or someone, you consider them in order to make a judgment about them. VERBThe market situation is difficult to evaluate.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: avaliar
  • Chinese: 评价评評价價
  • European Spanish: evaluar
  • French: évaluer
  • German: einschätzen
  • Italian: valutare
  • Japanese: 評価する
  • Korean: 평가하다
  • Portuguese: avaliar
  • Spanish: evaluar

Example Sentences Including 'evaluate'

He was only truly happy when he worked alone; then the planning and the risks were solely his to evaluate.
Forbes, Bryan A Song at Twilight
He was still too surprised to be able to evaluate the situation logically.
MacNeill, Alastair The Devil's Door
Viluekis had to evaluate your suggestion and decide, at once, whether it was practical.
Asimov, Isaac The Complete Stories Volume 2


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