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tr.v. e·val·u·at·ed, e·val·u·at·ing, e·val·u·ates
1. To ascertain or fix the value or amount of: evaluate the damage from the flood.
2. To determine the importance, effectiveness, or worth of; assess: evaluate teacher performance. See Synonyms at estimate.
3. Mathematics To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.

[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.]

e·val′u·a′tion n.
e·val′u·a·tive adj.
e·val′u·a·tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evaluator - an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
appraiser, valuator - one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
arbitrator, umpire, arbiter - someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; "the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature"; "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"
authority - an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
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