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Definition of evaluate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they evaluate
    he / she / it evaluates
    past simple evaluated
    -ing form evaluating
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  1. 1to form an opinion of the amount, value, or quality of something after thinking about it carefully synonym assess
  2. 2 evaluate something Our research attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of the different drugs. evaluate how, whether, etc… We need to evaluate how well the policy is working.
noun [countable, uncountable] an evaluation of the health care system
AWL Collocationsevaluateevaluate verbcritically objectively quantitatively carefully, rigorously thoroughly empirically scientifically, systematicallyThis article critically evaluates the results of the two approaches. These probabilities can be evaluated empirically.effectiveness effect accuracy hypothesis usefulness significance performance outcomeAlthough numerous statistical approaches can be used to evaluate the hypothesis, we will consider three here.designed toThis study is designed to evaluate two methods of teaching economics.difficult toThe evidence is difficult to evaluate and, in some respects, inconsistent.reevaluate verbperiodically constantly, continually criticallyThe strategy needs to be monitored and periodically reevaluated, and the measured results reported and acted upon.evaluation nouncareful, comprehensive, rigorous, thorough initial further objective subjectiveThe new management structure would create a rigorous evaluation system based on peer review.undergo warrant conductThis study conducts a thorough evaluation of current methodologies, and makes recommendations.
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