American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To ascertain or fix the value or worth of.
- v. To examine and judge carefully; appraise. See Synonyms at estimate.
- v. Mathematics To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To determine or ascertain the value of; appraise carefully; specifically, in mathematics, to ascertain the numerical value of.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To fix the value of; to rate; to appraise.
- v. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
- v. form a critical opinion of
- From evaluation. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from evaluation, from French évaluation, from Old French, from evaluer, to evaluate : e-, out (from Latin ē-, ex-; see ex-) + value, value; see value. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Tiernans 'mission: evaluate from a family perspective eight of the top rival family sedans, in versions with family-friendly sticker prices of $25,000 or less.”
“USA TODAY, car-shopping site Cars. com and PBS TV series Motorweek asked a family of four to evaluate from a family perspective eight of the top rival family sedans with stickers at $25,000 or less.”
“The order of operations is directly written in code: evaluate data System.”
“Except stigma as a social phenomenon doesn’t seem to navigate those nuances all that well, especially when the extent to which someone has viable alternatives is a thorny question hard to objectively evaluate from the outside.”
“The state president must come forward with a concrete offer which the PAC can discuss and evaluate, that is, an offer that goes beyond an invitation.”
“* Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) is weighing a challenge to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in 2012, saying that "it's something that I look at and kind of evaluate and we'll see what happens.”
“With a pre-Depression-era mentality of businessmen who thought protectionism would make them richer by stifling foreign competition, many auditors today are salivating at the fees they'll collect from the mammoth, laborious procedures necessary to "evaluate" millions of individual loans.”
“How can someone who doesn't show any bearing himself be the one to "evaluate" McCain's bearing?”
“Mr. Nass studied these phenomena using computers that "evaluate" his research subjects, but the approach also works when it's a regular old human being offering the encouragement.”
“Shanahan's stated reason for benching McNabb was that he wanted to "evaluate" the offense without him.”
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