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evaluate

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈvæl.ju.eɪt/ us  
C1 to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something: It's impossible to evaluate these results without knowing more about the research methods employed. [+ question word] We shall need to evaluate how the new material stands up to wear and tear.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
evaluation
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˌvæl.juˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
C1 Evaluation of this new treatment cannot take place until all the data has been collected.Judgments and analyses
evaluative
adjective uk   /ɪˈvæl.ju.ə.tɪv/ us    /-eɪ.t̬ɪv/ formal
evaluative researchAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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