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JUDGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does judge mean? 

JUDGE (noun)
  The noun JUDGE has 2 senses:

1. a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
2. an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality

  Familiarity information: JUDGE used as a noun is rare.


JUDGE (verb)
  The verb JUDGE has 5 senses:

1. determine the result of (a competition)
2. form a critical opinion of
3. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
4. pronounce judgment on
5. put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

  Familiarity information: JUDGE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


JUDGE (noun)


Sense 1judge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

judge; magistrate; jurist; justice

Hypernyms ("judge" is a kind of...):

adjudicator (a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes)

functionary; official (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "judge"):

trier (one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case)

trial judge (a judge in a trial court)

stipendiary; stipendiary magistrate (paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases)

recorder (a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs)

qadi (an Islamic judge)

praetor; pretor (an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic)

ordinary (a judge of a probate court)

justiciar; justiciary (formerly a high judicial officer)

alcalde (a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town)

chief justice (the judge who presides over a supreme court)

Daniel (a wise and upright judge)

doge (formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa)

justice of the peace (a local magistrate with limited powers)

Instance hyponyms:

Samson ((Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah)


Sense 2judge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An authority who is able to estimate worth or quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

evaluator; judge

Hypernyms ("judge" is a kind of...):

authority (an expert whose views are taken as definitive)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "judge"):

appraiser; valuator (one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things)

critic (anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something)


JUDGE (verb)


Sense 1judge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Determine the result of (a competition)

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "judge" is one way to...):

adjudicate; decide; resolve; settle (bring to an end; settle conclusively)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "judge"):

referee; umpire (be a referee or umpire in a sports competition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2judge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form a critical opinion of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

pass judgment; judge; evaluate

Context examples:

I cannot judge some works of modern art / How do you evaluate this grant proposal? / We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

Hypernyms (to "judge" is one way to...):

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "judge"):

anticipate; expect (regard something as probable or likely)

ascribe; assign; attribute; impute (attribute or credit to)

assign; attribute (decide as to where something belongs in a scheme)

disapprove; reject (deem wrong or inappropriate)

adjudge; declare; hold (declare to be)

critique; review (appraise critically)

fail (judge unacceptable)

pass (accept or judge as acceptable)

essay; examine; prove; test; try; try out (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to)

calculate; count on; estimate; figure; forecast; reckon (judge to be probable)

believe; conceive; consider; think (judge or regard; look upon; judge)

accept (consider or hold as true)

grade; order; place; range; rank; rate (assign a rank or rating to)

stand (have or maintain a position or stand on an issue)

approve (judge to be right or commendable; think well of)

disapprove (consider bad or wrong)

choose (see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way)

prejudge (judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence)

appraise; assess; evaluate; measure; valuate; value (place a value on; judge the worth of something)

reappraise (appraise anew)

reject (refuse to accept or acknowledge)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3judge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

gauge; estimate; approximate; guess; judge

Context example:

I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Hypernyms (to "judge" is one way to...):

calculate; cipher; compute; cypher; figure; reckon; work out (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "judge"):

make (calculate as being)

count; reckon (take account of)

truncate (approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one)

guesstimate (estimate based on a calculation)

assess (estimate the value of (property) for taxation)

lowball; underestimate (make a deliberately low estimate)

give (estimate the duration or outcome of something)

place; put; set (estimate)

misgauge (gauge something incorrectly or improperly)

quantise; quantize (approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4judge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pronounce judgment on

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

pronounce; label; judge

Context example:

They labeled him unfit to work here

Hypernyms (to "judge" is one way to...):

adjudge; declare; hold (declare to be)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "judge"):

intonate; intone (speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone)

disqualify (declare unfit)

qualify (pronounce fit or able)

find; rule (decide on and make a declaration about)

tout (advertize in strongly positive terms)

nasalise; nasalize (pronounce with a lowered velum)

convict (find or declare guilty)

acquit; assoil; clear; discharge; exculpate; exonerate (pronounce not guilty of criminal charges)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 5judge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

adjudicate; try; judge

Context examples:

The football star was tried for the murder of his wife / The judge tried both father and son in separate trials

Hypernyms (to "judge" is one way to...):

decide; determine; make up one's mind (reach, make, or come to a decision about something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "judge"):

court-martial (subject to trial by court-martial)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to judge the prisoners


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