Meaning of “judge” - Learner’s Dictionary

judge

verb us uk /dʒʌdʒ/
Extra Examples
I judge a person by what they do not what they say.The purpose of the exercise is to judge a soldier's fitness for combat.The food was judged unfit for human consumption.These services are judged as essential.All managers are judged on results.
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.
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.
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.

(Definition of “judge verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)