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judge

verb
 
 
/dʒʌdʒ/
DEVELOP OPINION [I, T] B1 to have or develop an opinion about something or someone, usually after thinking carefully: The meeting was judged to be a great success. [+ question word] I can't judge whether he's telling the truth or not. You shouldn't judge people on their appearances. He was judged guilty/insane.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
judging by/from B2 used to express the reasons why you have a particular opinion: She must be popular judging by the huge number of letters that she receives.Motives and reasons
COMPETITION [I, T] to decide the winner or results of a competition: I've been asked to judge the art contest.Decisions and deciding
BAD OPINION [I, T] to have a bad opinion of someone's behaviour, often because you think you are better than them: What gives you the right to judge people?Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
GUESS [T] to try to guess something, especially a measurement: I find it difficult to judge distances.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of judge verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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