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judge

noun

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  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


judge

verb

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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