Judge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒʌdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word judge
Brit.  |dʒʌdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word judge


- a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice (syn: jurist, justice)
- an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality (syn: evaluator)


- determine the result of (a competition)
- form a critical opinion of (syn: evaluate)
I cannot judge some works of modern art
- judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) (syn: approximate, estimate, gauge, guess)
- pronounce judgment on (syn: label, pronounce)
- put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of (syn: adjudicate, try)
The judge tried both father and son in separate trials

Extra examples

You should not judge people by their appearance.

He was trying to judge the strength of his opponent.

We should do whatever we judge to be the right thing.

Who are you to judge me?

He feels that they have judged him unfairly.

Don't judge her too severely.

The jury will be asked to judge the defendant's guilt.

If you are accused of a crime you have the right to be judged by a jury of your peers.

She's one of the strictest judges in the state.

He served as a judge at the baking contest.

“I don't think we should trust her.” “Let me be the judge of that.”

She is a good judge of character.

He was one of the judges at a flower-show.

You, gentlemen, are the best judges on that point.

You can't judge a man's character by his looks.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: judge
he/she/it: judges
present participle: judging
past tense: judged
past participle: judged
singular: judge
plural: judges
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