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"judge" in British English

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judgenoun [C]

uk   us   /dʒʌdʒ/

judge noun [C] (PERSON)

B2 a ​person who is in ​charge of a ​trial in a ​court and ​decides how a ​person who is ​guilty of a ​crime should be ​punished, or who makes ​decisions on ​legalmatters: a British high-court judge a US Supreme ​Court judge
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judge noun [C] (DECIDE)

B1 the ​person who ​officiallydecides who is the ​winner of a ​competition: a ​panel of judgesC2 a ​person who has the ​knowledge to give an ​opinion about something or is ​able to ​decide if someone or something is good or ​bad: She's such a ​bad judge ofcharacter. "I really don't ​think you should have another ​drink." "I'll be/Let me be the judge of that (= I am ​able to make my own ​decision about that)."

judgeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /dʒʌdʒ/
B1 to ​form, give, or have as an ​opinion, or to ​decide about something or someone, ​especially after ​thinkingcarefully: 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 whether the new ​system really is an ​improvement. The ​meeting was judged (to have been) a ​success. You shouldn't judge by/onappearancesalone. I'm ​hopeless at judging distance(s) (= ​guessing how ​far it is between ​places).C2 to ​express a ​badopinion 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 ​officiallydecide who will be the ​winner of a ​competition: I've been ​asked to judge the children's ​poetrycompetition.judging by/from (also to judge by/from) B2 used to ​express the ​reasons why you have a ​particularopinion: Judging by what he said, I ​think it's very ​unlikely that he'll be ​able to ​supportyourapplication.
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(Definition of judge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"judge" in American English

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judgenoun [C]

 us   /dʒʌdʒ/

judge noun [C] (LAW)

a ​person who is in ​charge of a ​court of ​law: The judge ​dismissed the ​charge after a ​preliminaryhearing.

judge noun [C] (PERSON WHO DECIDES)

a ​person who is ​qualified to ​form or give an ​opinion about something: a good judge of ​character A judge is also a ​person who ​officiallydecides who has ​won a ​competition.

judgeverb [I/T]

 us   /dʒʌdʒ/

judge verb [I/T] (DECIDE)

to have or give an ​opinion, or to ​decide about something or someone, esp. after ​thinkingcarefully: [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 ​decideofficially 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 ​theirhome, they ​seem to be ​quitewealthy.
(Definition of judge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"judge" in Business English

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judgenoun [C]

uk   us   /dʒʌdʒ/
LAW a ​person who is in ​charge of a ​court of ​law and who makes ​final decisions in ​legal disagreements: All three judges ​found him guilty of ​professionalmisconduct. a High Court/Supreme Court judge
someone who decides who should ​win a ​competition: A panel of judges chose six ​teamprojects as ​winners.

judgeverb

uk   us   /dʒʌdʒ/
[I or T] to decide whether you ​think someone or something is good, ​bad, ​effective, etc.: Long-term ​investors have ​experience in judging ​risk.judging from/by sth Judging by the ​opinionpolls, ​support for the ​mainstreamright has hardly ​changed. judge whether/how/what Delegates must ​try to judge whether countries are ​meeting their ​quotas of greenhouse ​gasreductions.be judged to be/have Crops that are judged to have an ​overallbenefit will be ​approved for planting.
[T] to decide who should ​win a ​competition: The same ​criteria are used to judge all contestants.
[T] LAW to make a ​final decision in a ​legal disagreement: be judged guilty/innocent of sth A ​disciplinaryhearing judged them guilty of "​grossmisconduct".be judged to have done/be sth The ​company was judged to have ​brokenantitrustlaws and now faces a ​fine. I want the ​book to be judged on its ​merits, not on my ​reputation.
(Definition of judge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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