Meaning of “evaluate” in the English Dictionary

"evaluate" in British English

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evaluateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈvæl.ju.eɪt/ us /ɪˈvæl.ju.eɪt/
evaluation
noun [ C or U ] uk /ɪˌvæl.juˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ɪˌvæl.juˈeɪ.ʃən/

C1

Evaluation of this new treatment cannot take place until all the data has been collected.
evaluative
adjective uk /ɪˈvæl.ju.ə.tɪv/ us /ɪˈvæl.ju.eɪ.t̬ɪv/ formal

evaluative research

(Definition of “evaluate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"evaluate" in American English

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evaluateverb [ T ]

us /ɪˈvæl·juˌeɪt/

to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something:

Doctors evaluate the patient’s condition.
[ + question word ] Have they evaluated what their next step is?
evaluation
noun [ C/U ] us /ɪˌvæl·jəˈweɪ·ʃən/

[ C ] Student evaluations of the class will be collected next week.

(Definition of “evaluate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"evaluate" in Business English

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evaluateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈvæljueɪt/ us

to judge the quality, importance, amount, or value of someone or something:

evaluate sb on sth Employees will be evaluated on their performance, attendance, and team skills.
evaluate sth's/sb's effectiveness/impact/performance The research aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the training programme.
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evaluative
adjective /ɪˈvæljuətɪv/ /-eɪṱɪv/ formal

The questionnaires may be used for evaluative purposes.

(Definition of “evaluate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)