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evaluate

e·val·u·ate

evaluate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih vael yu eIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: evaluated, evaluates, evaluating
definition 1: to determine the level, value, or worth of; appraise.
Teachers give tests to evaluate what their students have learned.The researchers are evaluating the effectiveness of the drug.
 
synonyms:
appraise, assess, valuate, value
similar words:
estimate, gauge, grade, judge, measure, price, rank, rate, weigh
definition 2: to study carefully and judge; assess.
They need time to evaluate the situation before making their decision.
synonyms:
appraise, assay, assess, gauge, judge, weigh
similar words:
adjudge, ascertain, calculate, criticize, estimate, study, test
derivations: evaluative (adj.), evaluation (n.), evaluator (n.)
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The word evaluate contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.