adjudge

verb
ad·judge | \ ə-ˈjəj \
adjudged; adjudging

Definition of adjudge 

transitive verb

1a : to decide or rule upon as a judge : adjudicate

b : to pronounce judicially : rule

2 archaic : sentence, condemn

3 : to hold or pronounce to be : deem adjudge the book a success

4 : to award or grant judicially in a case of controversy

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Examples of adjudge in a Sentence

The court adjudged the contract to be fraudulent. his version of what had happened was generally adjudged to be completely fictitious

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But there was to be no fairytale, with Oliver blowing for a penalty after adjudging Mehdi Benatia to have bundled over Lucas Vazquez as the winger shaped to score from point plank range. SI.com, "Gianluigi Buffon Rips Referee Michael Oliver Over PK Given to Real Madrid," 12 Apr. 2018 The second opinion arrived only seconds later, and Neymar was adjudged to have dived. SI.com, "Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica: Late Double Makes Victory Look Easy for Brazil In Hard Fought Encounter," 22 June 2018 The youthful-appearing 53-year-old can only hope that Trump not only brushes off attacks from the right, but adjudges him as looking the part. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Kavanaugh Remains SCOTUS Front-runner Despite Right-Wing Backlash," 5 July 2018 Aspas' clever flick from a corner was initially adjudged by the assistant referee to have been offside. Patrick Galey, chicagotribune.com, "Last-gasp Aspas sees Spain draw 2-2 with Morocco," 25 June 2018 Bernardo Silva had a thunderous strike harshly ruled out with the linesman appearing to adjudge Leroy Sane offside and interfering with Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge's line of vision. USA TODAY, "Quadruple still on for City after FA Cup win at Cardiff," 28 Jan. 2018 Eric Abidal was adjudged to have brought down Llorente in the box and was shown a straight red. SI.com, "Barcelona vs Villarreal Preview: Recent Form, Classic Encounter, Team News & More," 8 May 2018 As injury time ticked away and the possibility of another thrilling comeback looked tantalizingly close, Real's Lucas Vazquez was adjudged to have gone down under pressure in the box. Euan Mckirdy, CNN, "Juventus comes up short in bid to overturn Real advantage," 12 Apr. 2018 Gameiro made no mistake from the spot in the 34th minute after referee Daniel Trujillo adjudged Atletico's Saul had been pulled down by Pedro Mosquera. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "La Liga Recap: Atletico Madrid cut gap with Barcelona to 9 points," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of adjudge

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for adjudge

Middle English ajuggen, adjuggen, borrowed from Anglo-French ajuger, adjuger, going back to Latin adjūdicāre, from ad- ad- + jūdicāre "to judge entry 2"

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adjudge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of adjudge

: to consider or judge (something) in a specified way

adjudge

transitive verb
ad·judge | \ ə-ˈjəj \
adjudged; adjudging

Legal Definition of adjudge 

2 : to award, grant, or impose judicially adjudge costs to the plaintiff

Other words from adjudge

adjudgment noun

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