Judge

Noun

  • ​A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice.
  • A person whose opinion on a subject is respected.

    "He is a good judge of wine."

  • A person officiating at a sports or similar event.

    "At a boxing match the decision of the judges is final."

  • A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question.

Verb

  • (transitive) To form an opinion on.

    "I judge a man’s character by the cut of his suit."

  • (intransitive) To form an opinion; to infer.

    "I judge from the sky that it might rain later."

  • (intransitive) To sit in judgment, to act as judge.

    "Justices in this country judge without appeal."

  • (transitive) To have as an opinion; to consider, suppose.

    "I judge it safe to leave the house once again."

  • (transitive) To sit in judgment on; to pass sentence on.

    "A higher power will judge you after you are dead."

  • (intransitive) To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, especially to settle a dispute etc.

    "We cannot both be right: you must judge between us."

  • (transitive, intransitive) To criticize or label another person or thing.

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