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judge

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1 a person who impartially decides or resolves a dispute or controversy
  • played the role of judge in their disagreement
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2 a public official having authority to decide questions of law
  • The judge gave the defendant a suspended sentence.
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judge

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1 to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute)
  • The committee will judge the case solely on the evidence.
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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.
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3 to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information
  • You shouldn't always judge people by their appearance.
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draw a conclusion

4 to have as an opinion
  • We judged that the chocolate pie was the best.
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Synonym Discussion of judge

infer, deduce, conclude, judge, gather mean to arrive at a mental conclusion. infer implies arriving at a conclusion by reasoning from evidence; if the evidence is slight, the term comes close to surmise.
    • from that remark, I inferred that they knew each other
deduce often adds to infer the special implication of drawing a particular inference from a generalization.
    • denied we could deduce anything important from human mortality
conclude implies arriving at a necessary inference at the end of a chain of reasoning.
    • concluded that only the accused could be guilty
judge stresses a weighing of the evidence on which a conclusion is based.
    • judge people by their actions
gather suggests an intuitive forming of a conclusion from implications.
    • gathered their desire to be alone without a word


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