[ ih-val-yoo-eyt ]
/ ɪˈvæl yuˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), e·val·u·at·ed, e·val·u·at·ing.

to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise: to evaluate property.
to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess: to evaluate the results of an experiment.
Mathematics. to determine or calculate the numerical value of (a formula, function, relation, etc.).

Origin of evaluate

First recorded in 1835–45; back formation from evaluation


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British Dictionary definitions for evaluate

/ (ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to ascertain or set the amount or value of
to judge or assess the worth of; appraise
maths logic to determine the unique member of the range of a function corresponding to a given member of its domain

Derived forms of evaluate

evaluation, noun evaluator, noun

Word Origin for evaluate

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