DEVELOP OPINION [I, T] › 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.
judging by/from › used to express the reasons why you have a particular opinion: She must be popular judging by the number of letters that she receives.
COMPETITION [I, T] › to decide the winner or results of a competition: I've been asked to judge the art contest. 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? GUESS [T] › to try to guess something, especially a measurement: I find it difficult to judge distances.