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evaluate (ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt



  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


View thesaurus entry
= assess, rate, value, judge, estimate, rank, reckon, weigh, calculate, gauge, weigh up, appraise, size up (informal), assay

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'

Viluekis had to evaluate your suggestion and decide, at once, whether it was practical.
Asimov, Isaac The Complete Stories Volume 2
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


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