Pronunciation: (i-val'yOO-āt"), [key]
—v.t., -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise: to evaluate property.
2. to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess: to evaluate the results of an experiment.
3. Math.to ascertain the numerical value of (a function, relation, etc.).
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