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judge

judge

 
 
pronunciation:
juhj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person trained to hear and decide cases brought before a court of law.
The judge will decide what the boy's punishment will be for stealing a bicycle.
 
synonyms:
justice
definition 2: a person who decides the winner in a contest or competition.
similar words:
referee, umpire
definition 3: a person who knows enough about something to give an opinion or suggestion.
You are a good judge of character.
synonyms:
critic
similar words:
authority, expert
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: judged, judges, judging
definition 1: to hear and decide cases brought before a court of law.
The court judged the case in our favor.
synonyms:
try
similar words:
arbitrate, decide, decree, hear, sentence
definition 2: to decide or select the winner of.
The sheriff judged the pies at the county fair.
synonyms:
assess, conclude, gauge
similar words:
appraise, arbitrate, decide, determine, examine, reckon, think, value, weigh
definition 3: to form an opinion of or about.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
synonyms:
assess, conclude, consider, gauge, reckon
similar words:
criticize, decide, estimate, evaluate
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  government, knowledge, law, mind, power, think
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