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English noun: judge

1. judge (person) a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice


Synonymsjurist, justice


Broader (hypernym)adjudicator, functionary, official


Narrower (hyponym)alcalde, chief justice, Daniel, doge, justiciar, justiciary, magistrate, ordinary, praetor, pretor, qadi, recorder, trial judge, trier


Instance hyponymSamson

2. judge (person) an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality


Synonymsevaluator


Broader (hypernym)authority


Narrower (hyponym)appraiser, arbiter, arbitrator, critic, umpire, valuator


English verb: judge

1. judge (cognition) determine the result of (a competition)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjudicate, decide, resolve, settle


Narrower (hyponym)referee, umpire

2. judge (cognition) form a critical opinion of


SamplesI cannot judge some works of modern art.
How do you evaluate this grant proposal?.
We shouldn't pass judgment on other people.


Synonymsevaluate, pass judgment


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Narrower (hyponym)accept, adjudge, anticipate, appraise, approve, ascribe, assess, assign, assign, attribute, attribute, believe, calculate, choose, conceive, consider, count on, critique, declare, disapprove, disapprove, essay, estimate, evaluate, examine, expect, fail, figure, forecast, grade, hold, impute, measure, order, pass, place, prejudge, prove, range, rank, rate, reappraise, reckon, reject, reject, review, stand, test, think, try, try out, valuate, value

3. judge (cognition) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)


SamplesI estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds.


Synonymsapproximate, estimate, gauge, guess


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out


Narrower (hyponym)assess, count, give, guesstimate, lowball, make, misgauge, place, put, quantise, quantize, reckon, set, truncate, underestimate

4. judge (communication) pronounce judgment on


SamplesThey labeled him unfit to work here.


Synonymslabel, pronounce


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold


Narrower (hyponym)acquit, assoil, clear, convict, discharge, disqualify, exculpate, exonerate, find, intonate, intone, qualify, rule, tout

5. judge (social) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of


SamplesThe football star was tried for the murder of his wife.
The judge tried both father and son in separate trials.


ExamplesThey want to judge the prisoners


Synonymsadjudicate, try


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind


Narrower (hyponym)court-martial









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