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Another word for judge

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Verb
  1. To arrive at (a conclusion) from evidence or reasoning

      1. To become aware of the nature and significance of; know or comprehend:
      2. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
      3. To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward:
      1. To conclude from evidence or by reasoning:
      2. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
      3. To indicate indirectly; imply.
      1. To collect from different places; assemble:
      2. To cause to come together; convene:
      3. To draw (something or someone) closer to oneself:
      1. To cause to move after or toward one by applying continuous force; drag:
      2. To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading:
      3. To move or pull so as to cover or uncover something:
      1. To take away (a quantity) from another; subtract.
      2. To derive by deduction; deduce.
      3. To take away a desirable part:
      1. To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning.
      2. To infer from a general principle; reason deductively:
      3. To trace the origin or derivation of.
      1. To bring to an end; close:
      2. To bring about (a final agreement or settlement):
      3. To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning:
    See also:

    reason

  2. To make a judgment as to the worth or value of

      1. An amount, as of goods, services, or money, considered to be a fair and suitable equivalent for something else; a fair price or return.
      2. Monetary or material worth:
      3. Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit:
      1. To set a value for; appraise.
      1. A quantity measured with respect to another measured quantity:
      2. A measure of a part with respect to a whole; a proportion:
      3. The cost per unit of a commodity or service:
      1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
      2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
      3. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
      1. To ascertain or fix the value or amount of:
      2. To determine the importance, effectiveness, or worth of; assess:
      3. To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.
      1. To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).
      2. To form an opinion about; evaluate:
      3. A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size:
      1. To ascertain by computation; reckon:
      2. To make an estimate of; evaluate:
      3. To make for a deliberate purpose; design:
      1. To determine the value, significance, or extent of; appraise.
      2. To estimate the value of (property) for taxation.
      3. To set or determine the amount of (a payment, such as a tax or fine).
      1. Qualitative or quantitative analysis of a metal or ore to determine its components.
      2. A substance to be so analyzed.
      3. The result of such an analysis.
      1. To estimate the price or value of:
      2. To make a considered judgment about; assess or size up:
  3. To make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law

      1. A person appointed to rule on plays, especially in baseball.
      2. A person appointed to settle a dispute that mediators have been unable to resolve; an arbitrator.
      3. To act as referee for; rule or judge.
      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. One to whom something is referred, especially for settlement, decision, or an opinion as to the thing's quality.
      2. An official supervising the play; an umpire.
      3. A person appointed by a court to assist a judge in the trying of a case or to hear certain types of cases.
      1. To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation:
      2. To give direction to by making decisions; devise or control:
      3. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
      1. An authoritative order having the force of law.
      2. The judgment of a court of equity.
      3. The judgment of a court.
      1. To reach a conclusion or form a judgment or opinion about (something) by reasoning or consideration:
      2. To cause to make or reach a decision:
      3. To settle conclusively all contention or uncertainty about:
      1. To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator:
      2. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
      3. To serve as an arbitrator or arbiter.
      1. To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
      2. To study and settle (a dispute or conflict):
      3. To act as a judge of (a contest or an aspect of a contest).
      1. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.
      2. To order judicially; rule.
      3. To award (damages, for example) by law.
  4. To have an opinion

Noun
  1. A person who evaluates and reports on the worth of something

      1. One who reviews, especially one who writes reviews, as for a newspaper or magazine.
      1. One who forms and expresses judgments of the merits, faults, value, or truth of a matter.
      2. One who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works:
      3. One who tends to make harsh or carping judgments; a faultfinder.
      1. A broadcaster or writer who reports and analyzes events in the news.
      2. One who writes or delivers a commentary or commentaries.
    See also:

    value

  2. A public official who decides cases brought before a court of law in order to administer justice

      1. A judge or justice of a local or inferior court; a justice of the peace.
      2. A judge in a court having jurisdiction over the trial of misdemeanors and preliminary hearings involving felonies.
      3. A public official with the chief administrative power in a district or region.
      1. An official, especially one associated with a town or county, with judicial power over certain civil cases involving small amounts of damages and certain criminal cases involving minor offenses, as well as exercising other limited powers, such as the power to perform marriages and to authorize arrests.
      1. The quality of being just; fairness:
      2. The principle of moral rightness; decency.
      3. Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude; righteousness:
      1. One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
      1. One learned in the law; a jurist.
      2. Jurisprudential.
  3. A person, usually appointed, who decides the issues or results, or supervises the conduct, of a competition or conflict

    See also:

    decide

Another word for judge

Noun
  1. A legal official

    See also:

    judiciary

  2. A moderator

  3. A connoisseur

      1. Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession:
      2. Conforming to the standards of a profession:
      3. Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career:
      1. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
      2. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials:
      3. Power assigned to another; authorization:
      1. A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
      2. Having, involving, or demonstrating skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
Verb
  1. To pass judgment

  2. To form an opinion

      1. To determine the value, significance, or extent of; appraise.
      2. To estimate the value of (property) for taxation.
      3. To set or determine the amount of (a payment, such as a tax or fine).
      1. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
      2. To believe, especially on uncertain or tentative grounds:
      3. To consider to be probable or likely:
      1. To conclude from evidence or by reasoning:
      2. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
      3. To indicate indirectly; imply.
      1. To bring to an end; close:
      2. To bring about (a final agreement or settlement):
      3. To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning:

Synonym Study

  • Referee and umpire both apply to a person to whom anything is referred for decision or settlement a referee in bankruptcy and, in sports, to officials charged with the regulation of a contest, ruling on the plays in a game, etc. a referee in boxing, basketball, etc., an umpire in baseball, cricket, etc.
  • Arbiter emphasizes the authoritativeness of decision of one whose judgment in a particular matter is considered indisputable an arbiter of the social graces
  • Judge is applied to one who, by the authority vested in him or her by expertness of knowledge, is qualified to settle a controversy or decide on the relative merit of things a judge of a beauty contest