verb pre·judge \(ˌ)prē-ˈjəj\

: to form an opinion about (someone or something) before you have enough understanding or knowledge

Full Definition of PREJUDGE

transitive verb
:  to judge before hearing or before full and sufficient examination
pre·judg·er noun
pre·judg·ment \-ˈjəj-mənt\ noun

Examples of PREJUDGE

  1. Officials complain that some reporters have prejudged the outcome of the investigation.
  2. She was wrong for prejudging him.

Origin of PREJUDGE

Middle French prejuger, from Latin praejudicare, from prae- + judicare to judge — more at judge
First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with PREJUDGE


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