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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


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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