from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To ascertain or fix the value or worth of.
  • transitive v. To examine and judge carefully; appraise. See Synonyms at estimate.
  • transitive v. Mathematics To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to draw conclusions from examining; to assess
  • v. to compute an expression

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To fix the value of; to rate; to appraise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To determine or ascertain the value of; appraise carefully; specifically, in mathematics, to ascertain the numerical value of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
  • v. form a critical opinion of


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)
From evaluation. (Wiktionary)



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