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# Evaluate vs. Solve

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Evaluateverb

(transitive) to draw conclusions from examining; to assess

‘It will take several years to evaluate the material gathered in the survey.’;

Solveverb

To find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out.

Evaluateverb

to compute or determine the value of (an expression)

‘Evaluate this integral.’;

Solveverb

(mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.

Evaluateverb

To return or have a specific value.

Solveverb

(mathematics) To algebraically manipulate an equation or inequality into a form that isolates a chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions.

Evaluateverb

To fix the value of; to rate; to appraise.

Solvenoun

A solution; an explanation.

Evaluateverb

place a value on; judge the worth of something;

‘I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional’;

Solveverb

To explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a result or conclusion; as, to solve a doubt; to solve difficulties; to solve a problem.

‘True piety would effectually solve such scruples.’; ‘God shall solve the dark decrees of fate.’;

Evaluateverb

form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess

‘the study will assist in evaluating the impact of recent changes’; ‘a system for evaluating how well the firm is performing’;

Solvenoun

A solution; an explanation.

Evaluateverb

find a numerical expression or equivalent for (an equation, formula, or function)

‘substitute numbers in a simple formula and evaluate the answer’;

Solveverb

find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of;

‘did you solve the problem?’; ‘Work out your problems with the boss’; ‘this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out’; ‘did you get it?’; ‘Did you get my meaning?’; ‘He could not work the math problem’;

Solveverb

find the solution;

‘solve an equation’; ‘solve for x’;

Solveverb

settle, as of a debt;

‘clear a debt’; ‘solve an old debt’;