evaluate e‧val‧u‧ate [ɪˈvæljueɪt] verb [transitive]
to carefully consider something to see how useful or valuable it is:

• We need to evaluate the success of our last marketing campaign.

— evaluation noun [countable, uncountable] :

• the development and evaluation of new products

• We need to carry out a proper evaluation of the new system.

• According to his performance evaluation, his work was always satisfactory.

• There are many people who think that job evaluation is unnecessary.

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evaluate UK US /ɪˈvæljueɪt/ verb [T]
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.

Compare RE-EVALUATE(Cf. ↑re-evaluate)
evaluative /ɪˈvæljuətɪv/ US  /-eɪṱɪv/ adjective FORMAL

The questionnaires may be used for evaluative purposes.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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