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 A government official appointed to regulate legal proceedings and decide lawsuits brought before the court.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
judge (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises
2.
to sit in on - judgment try
3.
to determine or pronounce after inquiry and deliberation
4.
- govern rule used of a Hebrew tribal leader
5.
to form an estimate or evaluation of , especially to form a negative opinion about - shouldn't judge him because of his accent
6.
intransitive verb
to hold as an opinion - guess think I judge she knew what she was doing
1.
to form an opinion
2.
to decide as a judge infer
judge (noun)
one who as - judges
a) a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court
b) often capitalized a tribal hero exercising leadership among the Hebrews after the death of Joshua
c) one appointed to decide in a contest or competition - umpire
d) one who gives an authoritative opinion
e) - critic
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
judge (noun)
1.
a person who impartially decides or resolves a dispute or controversy
SYNONYMS:
adjudicator, arbiter, arbitrator, referee, umpire
RELATED WORDS:
jurist, justice, magistrate; intermediary, intermediate, mediator, mediatrix, moderator, negotiator; conciliator, go-between, peacemaker, reconciler, troubleshooter; decider
judge (noun)
2.
a public official having authority to decide questions of law
SYNONYMS:
adjudicator, beak, bench, court, jurist, justice, magistrate
RELATED WORDS:
chief justice, circuit judge, justice of the peace, squire; auditor, master; jurisconsult, jurisprudent
judge (verb)
1.
to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute)
SYNONYMS:
adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, decide, determine, referee, rule (on), settle, umpire
RELATED WORDS:
consider, deem, deliberate, hear, ponder, weigh; size up; mediate, moderate, negotiate; prosecute, try; find (for against); conclude, resolve; redetermine, rejudge
NEAR ANTONYMS:
equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, skirt
judge (verb)
2.
to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
SYNONYMS:
calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge ( gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, suppose
RELATED WORDS:
conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understand
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out
judge (verb)
3.
to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information
SYNONYMS:
conclude, decide, deduce, derive, extrapolate, gather, judge, make out, reason, understand
RELATED WORDS:
assume, suppose; conjecture, guess, speculate, surmise; construe, interpret, read; contemplate, philosophize, rationalize, think; ascertain, dope (out), find out
judge (verb)
4.
to have as an opinion
SYNONYMS:
allow, conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon, suppose, think
RELATED WORDS:
regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, infer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject
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