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judge

verb
 
 
/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 opinion polls, support for the mainstream right has hardly changed. judge whether/how/what Delegates must try to judge whether countries are meeting their quotas of greenhouse gas reductions.be judged to be/have Crops that are judged to have an overall benefit 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 disciplinary hearing judged them guilty of "gross misconduct".be judged to have done/be sth The company was judged to have broken antitrust laws and now faces a fine. I want the book to be judged on its merits, not on my reputation.
(Definition of judge verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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