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English definition of “judge”

judge

verb [I/T] (DECIDE)   /dʒʌdʒ/
to have or give an opinion , or to decide about something or someone, esp . after thinking carefully : [I] He seems to be handling the job well, but it’s really too soon to judge. [+ question word] It’s hard to judge how old he is. [T] I’m hopeless at judging distances (= guessing how far it is between places ). [T] What gives you the right to judge people (= decide how good or bad they are)? To judge a competition is to decide officially who has won . Judging by/from (also to judge by/from) Judging by/from or to judge by/from refers to the reasons you have for thinking something: Judging by their home , they seem to be quite wealthy .
(Definition of judge verb (DECIDE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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