Synonyms of 'judge'
1 magistrateDictionary, justice, beak (British, slang)The judge adjourned the hearing until next Tuesday.
2 refereeDictionary, expert, specialistA panel of judges is now selecting the finalists.
The referee stopped the fight.
an expert in computer graphics
a specialist in diseases of the nervous system
The umpire's decision is final.
umpie (Australian, slang)
He has been acting as a mediator between the rebels and the authorities.
I hear you're something of an art connoisseur.
the court's role as arbiter in the law-making process
He served as an arbitrator in a series of commercial disputes in India.
an independent adjudicator
He's an authority on Russian affairs.
1 adjudicateDictionary, referee, umpireEntries will be judged in two age categories.
a commissioner to adjudicate on legal rights
He has refereed in two World Cups.
He umpired for school football matches.
UN officials mediated between the two sides.
He has been chosen to officiate at the cup final.
He arbitrates between investors and members of the association.
2 evaluateDictionary, rate, considerIt will take a few more years to judge the impact of these ideas.
The film was rated excellent by 90 per cent of children.
I had always considered myself a strong, competent woman.
Anyone can appreciate our music.
America was viewed as a land of golden opportunity.
I would class my garden as being medium in size.
I have had my jewellery valued for insurance purposes.
I see that no papers have reviewed my book.
the pressures of being judged and examined by our teachers
Nowadays we esteem these paintings as works of art.
3 estimateDictionary, guess, assessIt is important to judge the weight of your washing load.
His personal riches were estimated at over £8 million.
I can only guess what it cost him to tell you the truth.
The test was to assess aptitude rather than academic achievement.
From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
Trained nurses are required to evaluate the patients' individual needs.
See if you can gauge his reaction to the offer.
Many companies were prompted to appraise their recruitment policies.
The investigation will determine what really happened.
4 findDictionary, rule, passHe was judged guilty and burned at the stake.
He has been found guilty on all five charges.
The court ruled that laws passed by the assembly remained valid.
Passing sentence, the judge described the crime as odious.
A specialist has pronounced him fully fit.
He got the two men off the hook by decreeing a general amnesty.
He was adjudged to be guilty.
related adjective judicial
A judge is not supposed to know anything about the facts of life until they have been presented in evidence and explained to him at least three timesForbear to judge, for we are sinners all – Henry VI, part II]Judge not, that ye be not judged [Bible: St. Matthew]
No one should be judge in his own cause
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Thesaurus for judge from the Collins English Thesaurus
A judge is the person in a court of law who decides how the law should be applied , for example how criminals should be punished .