Definition of evaluate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

evaluate

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verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈvæljueɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæljueɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they evaluate
BrE BrE//ɪˈvæljueɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæljueɪt//
 
he / she / it evaluates
BrE BrE//ɪˈvæljueɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæljueɪts//
 
past simple evaluated
BrE BrE//ɪˈvæljueɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæljueɪtɪd//
 
past participle evaluated
BrE BrE//ɪˈvæljueɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæljueɪtɪd//
 
-ing form evaluating
BrE BrE//ɪˈvæljueɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæljueɪtɪŋ//
 
Experiments and research
 
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to form an opinion of the amount, value or quality of something after thinking about it carefully synonym assess 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. Wordfinderanalysis, evaluate, evidence, experiment, hypothesis, laboratory, research, result, science, study See related entries: Experiments and research Word Origin mid 19th cent. (earlier (mid 18th cent.) as evaluation): from French évaluer, from es- (from Latin ex-) ‘out, from’ + Old French value ‘value’.Extra examples It was impossible to evaluate the safety of the new drug. The evidence should be carefully evaluated. The role of stay-at-home mother is more positively evaluated in working-class communities. These probabilities can be evaluated empirically. criteria used to evaluate employees’ performance his ability to objectively evaluate the merits of the works he considers to help evaluate the success of the campaign Candidates are assessed/​evaluated on their ability to think independently. This does not seem an accurate way of evaluating employees’ performance. We need to evaluate how well the system is working.
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