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English definition of “judge”

judge

verb [I or T]     /dʒʌdʒ/
B1 to form , give, or have as an opinion , or to decide about something or someone, especially after thinking carefully : So far , he seems to be handling the job well, but it's really too soon to judge. [+ question word] It's difficult to judge wh ether the new system really is an improvement . The meeting was judged (to have been) a success . You shouldn't judge by/on appearances alone . I'm hopeless at judging distance(s) (= guessing how far it is between places ).Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value C2 to express a bad opinion of someone's behaviour , often because you think you are better than them: You have no right to judge other people because of what they look like or what they believe . C1 to officially decide who will be the winner of a competition : I've been asked to judge the fancy-dress competition .Decisions and decidingRefereeing and judging in sport judging by/from (also to judge by/from) B2 used to express the reasons why you have a particular opinion : Judging by what he said, I think it's very unlikely that he'll be able to support your application .Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of judge verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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