judge1 [ dʒʌdʒ ] noun count ***
1. ) someone whose job is to make decisions in a court of law:
The district judge sentenced her to ninety days in prison.
The judge dismissed their claim for compensation.
An appeals court judge found him innocent.
go before a judge: She was to go before a judge the next morning.
a ) Judge used as a title before the name of a judge:
Judge Hyam ruled that the evidence was inadmissible.
─ compare MAGISTRATE
2. ) someone who decides who the winner of a competition will be:
All entries will be examined by a panel of judges.
a ) someone who decides what action is correct when there is a disagreement:
The referee is the sole judge of the rules.
be a good/bad/shrewd etc. judge of something
to be someone whose opinions about something are usually right, wrong, intelligent, etc.:
My sister is a very shrewd judge of character.
be no judge (of something)
to not have enough knowledge to give an opinion about something:
I'm no judge of what makes people happy.
judge and jury
someone who makes all the decisions about something important, especially when other people think this is wrong:
Who made you judge and jury over everybody?
let someone be the judge of something
used for saying that someone should have their own opinion about something and not accept what they are told:
Jane says I'm good at cooking, but I'll let you be the judge of that!
let me be the judge of that or I'll be the judge of that
used for telling someone angrily that you do not want their advice
judge 2 [ dʒʌdʒ ] verb ***
1. ) intransitive or transitive to form an opinion about something after considering all the details or facts:
judge something/someone on something: Universities are judged on their graduation rates.
judge something by something: Judged by modern standards, this was a cruel thing to do.
judge something from something: The firm's success can be judged from its growing sales.
judge someone/something (to be) something: The water was judged to be of good quality.
The meeting was judged a success.
judge it best/right/necessary etc.: Mary judged it best not to say anything.
judge what/whether/when etc.: It's difficult to judge what kind of impression we made.
judge that: He judged that someone must have been in the house.
judge for yourself (=form your own opinion): I love it, but come along and judge for yourself.
a ) to form an opinion about an amount, distance, size, etc. by guessing:
You may lose the ability to judge distance accurately.
judge someone/something to be something: Tony judged him to be about 35.
judge how far/long/wide etc.: It's difficult to judge how long it will take.
2. ) intransitive or transitive to decide who or what is the winner of a competition:
judge someone/something on something: The paintings will be judged on imagination and technique.
judge something (to be) something: In the end, Dad's cake was judged the winner.
3. ) intransitive or transitive to criticize someone because you think their moral behavior is not very good:
It's difficult not to judge people sometimes.
4. ) transitive to decide whether or not someone is guilty in a court of law
judging by/from something
used for giving the reason why you think something is true:
Judging by his face, he was angry.
never/don't judge a book by its cover
used for saying that you should not form an opinion about someone or something only from their appearance

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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