ad·​judge | \ ə-ˈjəj How to pronounce adjudge (audio) \
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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Zaha was shown a yellow after going down under pressure from Adrian Mariappa in the penalty area, but referee Chris Kavanagh adjudged the 25-year-old to have been looking for a penalty., "VIDEO: Wilfried Zaha Hits Out at 'Agenda' Against Him After Being Booked for Diving Against Watford," 22 Apr. 2018 Napoli will feel aggrieved that Chievo right-back Depaoli avoided a second yellow following the penalty decision, but things almost got a lot worse as Napoli found the ball in their own net 10 minutes later, only for the goal to be adjudged offside., "Napoli 2-1 Chievo: Gli Azzurri Keep Serie A Title Race Alive With Dramatic Win Over Gialloblu," 8 Apr. 2018 Cutrone then had his hat trick goal disallowed, as he was rightfully adjudged to be offside after heading home Ricardo Rodríguez., "AC Milan 5-1 Fiorentina: Red Hot Rossoneri Fightback to Book Place in Europa League Group Stage," 20 May 2018 Swansea did have the ball in the net in the game, but Wilfried Bony's finish was disallowed as Jordan Ayew was adjudged to have committed a foul in the build up., "Bournemouth vs Swansea City Preview: Previous Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More," 4 May 2018 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., "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., "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,, "Last-gasp Aspas sees Spain draw 2-2 with Morocco," 25 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of adjudge

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


transitive verb
ad·​judge | \ ə-ˈjəj How to pronounce adjudge (audio) \
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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