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Synonyms and Antonyms of judge

  1. 1 a person who impartially decides or resolves a dispute or controversy <their father always played the role of judge when there was a disagreement between the siblings> Synonyms adjudicator, arbiter, arbitrator, referee, umpire Related Words jurist, justice, magistrate; intermediary, intermediate, mediator, mediatrix, moderator, negotiator; conciliator, go-between, peacemaker, reconciler, troubleshooter; decider

  2. 2 a public official having authority to decide questions of law <the judge gave the defendant a suspended sentence> Synonyms adjudicator, beak [chiefly British], bench, court, jurist, justice, magistrate Related Words chief justice, circuit judge, justice of the peace, squire; auditor, master; jurisconsult, jurisprudent



Synonyms and Antonyms of judge

  1. 1 to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute) <the committee will judge the case solely on the evidence> Synonyms adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, decide, determine, referee, rule (on), settle, umpire Related Words consider, deem, deliberate, hear, ponder, weigh; size up; mediate, moderate, negotiate; prosecute, try; find (for or against); conclude, resolve; redetermine, rejudge Near Antonyms equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, skirt

  2. 2 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <considering the amount of dough we have, I judge we'll get about six dozen cookies out of it> Synonyms calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge (also gage), guess, estimate, make, place, put, reckon, supposeRelated Words conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out

  3. 3 to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information <I judge that the girl has had a troubled relationship with her mother> Synonyms conclude, decide, deduce, derive, extrapolate, gather, infer, make out, reason, understandRelated Words assume, suppose; conjecture, guess, speculate, surmise; construe, interpret, read; contemplate, philosophize, rationalize, think; ascertain, dope (out), find out

  4. 4 to have as an opinion <I judge that he knew what kind of woman she was when he married her> Synonyms allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, believe, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkRelated Words regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject

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