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# Evaluate vs. Solve

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Evaluateverb

(transitive) to draw conclusions from examining; to assess

âIt will take several years to evaluate the material gathered in the survey.â;

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)

âEvaluate this integral.â;

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;

âI will have the family jewels appraised by a professionalâ;

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.

âTrue piety would effectually solve such scruples.â; âGod shall solve the dark decrees of fate.â;

Evaluateverb

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

âthe study will assist in evaluating the impact of recent changesâ; âa system for evaluating how well the firm is performingâ;

Solvenoun

A solution; an explanation.

Evaluateverb

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

âsubstitute numbers in a simple formula and evaluate the answerâ;

Solveverb

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

âdid you solve the problem?â; âWork out your problems with the bossâ; âthis unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself outâ; âdid you get it?â; âDid you get my meaning?â; âHe could not work the math problemâ;

Solveverb

find the solution;

âsolve an equationâ; âsolve for xâ;

Solveverb

settle, as of a debt;

âclear a debtâ; âsolve an old debtâ;