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judge

noun

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 of judge adjudicator, arbiter, arbitrator, referee, umpire Words Related to judge 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 of judge adjudicator, beak [chiefly British], bench, court, jurist, justice, magistrate Words Related to judge 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 of judge adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, decide, determine, referee, rule (on), settle, umpire Words Related to judge consider, deem, deliberate, hear, ponder, weigh; size up; mediate, moderate, negotiate; prosecute, try; find (for or against); conclude, resolve; redetermine, rejudge Near Antonyms of judge 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 of judge calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge (also gage), guess, estimate, make, place, put, reckon, supposeWords Related to judge conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms of judge 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 of judge conclude, decide, deduce, derive, extrapolate, gather, infer, make out, reason, understandWords Related to judge 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 of judge allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, believe, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkWords Related to judge regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms of judge distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject

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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