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judges

noun
plural of judge

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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

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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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judges

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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
  • I judge that the girl has had a troubled relationship with her mother

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4 to have as an opinion
  • I judge that he knew what kind of woman she was when he married her

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The first known use of judges was in the 14th century

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“Judges.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/judges. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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