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judge

judge

 
 
pronunciation:
juhj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a legally trained public official who is authorized to preside over and decide cases brought before a court; magistrate.
The judge sentenced the woman to six months in jail.
 
synonyms:
adjudicator, jurist, justice
similar words:
magistrate
definition 2: an appointed official who decides or selects in a contest or competition.
The Swiss judge gave the skater a higher score than the other judges.
synonyms:
adjudicator, juror
similar words:
arbiter, arbitrator, referee, umpire
definition 3: a person who is qualified to evaluate something or give an opinion.
I'm happy to give you my opinion, but I'm really no judge of wine.I'm sure he would be a good judge of the value of such paintings.
synonyms:
critic, evaluator
similar words:
arbiter, arbitrator, authority, connoisseur, expert
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: judged, judges, judging
definition 1: to try in a court of law; pass sentence on.
You will be judged for what you have done.
synonyms:
adjudicate, try
similar words:
adjudge, arbitrate, decide, decree, hear, sentence
definition 2: to authoritatively appraise and render an opinion on.
The sheriff judged the pies at the county fair.
synonyms:
assess, conclude, estimate, evaluate, gauge
similar words:
adjudge, appraise, arbitrate, decide, determine, discern, examine, pronounce, reckon, think, value, weigh
definition 3: to form an opinion or assessment of.
The public judged her harshly after her wrongdoing was reported in the press.How can you judge a film that you haven't even seen?
synonyms:
assess
similar words:
criticize, decide, deem, discern, esteem, estimate, evaluate, opine, repute, think
definition 4: to consider or declare as one's opinion after some deliberation.
The jury judged the man innocent.The council judged the matter to be resolved.She judged him a man of intelligence and wit.
similar words:
consider, pronounce
definition 5: to conclude based on evidence or experience.
The captain judged that the ship would make land by morning.
synonyms:
conclude, decide
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to act or serve as a judge.
synonyms:
adjudicate
similar words:
arbitrate, decide, find, rule
definition 2: to form an opinion; make an evaluation.
synonyms:
deem, estimate, reckon, think
similar words:
arbitrate, consider, decide, discern
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