evaluate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: back-formation from evaluation, from French évaluation, from Middle French evaluacion, from esvaluer to evaluate, from e- + value value Date: 1842 1. to determine or fix the value of 2. to determine the significance, worth, or condition of usually by careful appraisal and study Synonyms: see estimateevaluation nounevaluative adjectiveevaluator noun

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  • evaluate — e‧val‧u‧ate [ɪˈvæljueɪt] verb [transitive] to carefully consider something to see how useful or valuable it is: • We need to evaluate the success of our last marketing campaign. evaluation noun [countable, uncountable] : • the development and… …   Financial and business terms

  • evaluate — I verb appraise, ascertain the amount of, assess, calculate, class, criticize, determine the worth of, estimate, express an opinion, figure costs, find the value of, form an opinion, gauge, give an estimate, give an opinion, judge, measure, place …   Law dictionary

  • Evaluate — E*val u*ate ([ e]*v[a^]l [ u]*[=a]t), v. t. [See {Evaluation}.] To fix the value of; to rate; to appraise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evaluate — 1842, from Fr. évaluer or else a back formation from EVALUATION (Cf. evaluation). Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating …   Etymology dictionary

  • evaluate — appraise, value, rate, assess, assay, estimate Analogous words: *judge, adjudge: Criticize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • evaluate — [v] judge appraise, assay, assess, calculate, check, check out, class, classify, criticize, decide, estimate, figure out, fiture, gauge, grade, guesstimate*, look over, peg*, price out, rank, rate, read, reckon, set at, size, size up*, survey,… …   New thesaurus

  • evaluate — ► VERB 1) form an idea of the amount or value of; assess. 2) Mathematics find a numerical expression or equivalent for (a formula, function, etc.). DERIVATIVES evaluation noun evaluative adjective evaluator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • evaluate — [ē val′yo͞o āt΄, ival′yo͞o āt΄] vt. evaluated, evaluating [back form. < EVALUATION] 1. to find the value or amount of 2. to judge or determine the worth or quality of; appraise 3. Math. to find the numerical value of; express in numbers SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • evaluate — 01. It will take us a few days to fully [evaluate] your proficiency in English. 02. Your grammar test is only part of the [evaluation] done in order to place you in the right level. 03. It is difficult to [evaluate] the effectiveness of the… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • evaluate — verb ADVERB ▪ effectively (esp. AmE), fully, properly, thoroughly ▪ carefully, rigorously, systematically ▪ The evidence should be carefully evaluated …   Collocations dictionary

  • evaluate — e|val|u|ate [ıˈvæljueıt] v [T] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: evaluation] to judge how good, useful, or successful something is = ↑assess ▪ You should be able to evaluate your own work. ▪ We need to evaluate the success of the campaign. ▪ It can be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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