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 Dictionary entry overview: What does evaluate mean? 

  The verb EVALUATE has 2 senses:

1. place a value on; judge the worth of something
2. form a critical opinion of

  Familiarity information: EVALUATE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1evaluate [BACK TO TOP]


Place a value on; judge the worth of something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


appraise; assess; evaluate; valuate; measure; value

Context example:

I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional

Hypernyms (to "evaluate" is one way to...):

evaluate; judge; pass judgment (form a critical opinion of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "evaluate"):

censor (subject to political, religious, or moral censorship)

reassess; reevaluate (revise or renew one's assessment)

standardise; standardize (evaluate by comparing with a standard)

rate; value (estimate the value of)

grade; mark; score (assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation)

praise (express approval of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2evaluate [BACK TO TOP]


Form a critical opinion of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


pass judgment; evaluate; judge

Context examples:

I cannot judge some works of modern art / How do you evaluate this grant proposal? / We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

Hypernyms (to "evaluate" is one way to...):

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "evaluate"):

grade; order; place; range; rank; rate (assign a rank or rating to)

anticipate; expect (regard something as probable or likely)

ascribe; assign; attribute; impute (attribute or credit to)

assign; attribute (decide as to where something belongs in a scheme)

disapprove; reject (deem wrong or inappropriate)

adjudge; declare; hold (declare to be)

critique; review (appraise critically)

fail (judge unacceptable)

pass (accept or judge as acceptable)

essay; examine; prove; test; try; try out (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to)

calculate; count on; estimate; figure; forecast; reckon (judge to be probable)

believe; conceive; consider; think (judge or regard; look upon; judge)

stand (have or maintain a position or stand on an issue)

approve (judge to be right or commendable; think well of)

disapprove (consider bad or wrong)

choose (see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way)

prejudge (judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence)

appraise; assess; evaluate; measure; valuate; value (place a value on; judge the worth of something)

reappraise (appraise anew)

reject (refuse to accept or acknowledge)

accept (consider or hold as true)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

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