Definition of evaluate in English:

evaluate

verb

[with object]
  • 1Form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess.

    ‘the study will assist in evaluating the impact of recent changes’
    with clause ‘a system for evaluating how well the firm is performing’
    • ‘Perhaps a way to evaluate an educational system is to look at the success of its graduates.’
    • ‘The personnel in the stall are also quick in evaluating the audience.’
    • ‘I have no idea how to evaluate this claim, and with all due respect to the Kelly family I have no particular interest in it.’
    • ‘The system it uses to evaluate drugs is admired by public health experts worldwide.’
    • ‘I have no idea how to evaluate these factors so I'm just going to concentrate on the moral issue.’
    • ‘It's now essential to create an innovation management system that evaluates new ideas, culling and implementing the keepers and discarding the rest.’
    • ‘The total loan amount is determined by evaluating the carrying capacity of the farm purchased.’
    • ‘The feedback from these schemes will be assessed and evaluated in September.’
    • ‘Risk valuation systematically evaluates each regulation by estimating the monetary value - both benefits and costs - of a reduction in risk.’
    • ‘This makes evaluating the impact of computers in consultations particularly important.’
    • ‘The test evaluates a driver's ability to multitask.’
    • ‘The advisory board evaluates story ideas, reviews materials for accuracy, and provides quotes for articles.’
    • ‘The learning system constantly evolves new behaviors in the test knowledge base and evaluates them against its simulation model.’
    • ‘A new assessment tool could be an important step forward in evaluating the impact of aid on conflict.’
    • ‘For example, some professionals are evaluated according to amounts billed to clients.’
    • ‘Try to evaluate the ideas of others in an objective and quiet manner.’
    • ‘You have to evaluate its value relative to all of the other things you already have.’
    • ‘Michael evaluates the idea for a brief period before realizing how ridiculous it is.’
    • ‘We defined the standards against which the computing systems were to be evaluated.’
    • ‘The first phase will evaluate and assess the current status of the Egyptian insurance market.’
    assess, assess the worth of, put a price on, put a value on
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  • 2Mathematics
    Find a numerical expression or equivalent for (an equation, formula, or function)

    ‘substitute numbers in a simple formula and evaluate the answer’
    • ‘This function evaluates to true only when both inputs are true, and false with any other combination of inputs.’
    • ‘If the expression evaluates to true, then the module gets replaced by the right side of the production.’
    • ‘The duration of the growth response was evaluated on elongation rate graphs.’
    • ‘This quantum calculation evaluates certain mathematical functions in one operation, although a conventional computer would require two.’
    • ‘The process goes to sleep only if the expression evaluates to false.’

Origin

Mid 19th century (earlier ( mid 18th century) as evaluation): from French évaluer, from es- (from Latin ex-) ‘out, from’ + Old French value ‘value’.

Pronunciation

evaluate

/ɪˈvaljʊeɪt/