Meaning of “evaluate” in the English Dictionary

"evaluate" in English

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evaluateverb [ T ]

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


Evaluation of this new treatment cannot take place until all the data has been collected.
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?
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.
adjective /ɪˈvæljuətɪv/ /-eɪṱɪv/ formal

The questionnaires may be used for evaluative purposes.

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

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We also hope that the governments are going to use the coming months to better evaluate the consequences of the plan.
Of course it is complex, and that is why we needed to re-evaluate where we are and how we can improve performance.
To evaluate the policy's effectiveness is one thing, but to suggest, as this report does, that international conventions that work well should be rescinded is going too far.
We have to evaluate it objectively and lucidly and imagine what it will be like during the new period from 2007 to 2013 or 2011.
In addition to the horizontal measures for crisis management proposed in this context, we will evaluate the need to provide specific tools in the fruit and vegetable sector.
The study should establish the true state of affairs and evaluate the actual impact of the use of these nets and other entangling gear on marine mammals.
Limited funds mean we have to re-evaluate and prioritise and decide where we actually want to concentrate, where we can achieve the greatest benefit.
My services will evaluate the existing difficulties there will be cooperation between my services, a group of government experts and social partners.
What that means, then, is that we need in the first place objective criteria in order to evaluate what the existing systems have achieved in the way of development.
I would therefore ask you to evaluate normal fuels in the same way, without succumbing to the temptation to apply double standards.

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