- ▪ I. judge judge 1 [dʒʌdʒ] noun [countable] LAWthe official in control of a court who decides how criminals should be punished, or makes decisions about disagreements that the court has been asked to solve:
• The case is scheduled for trial today before Judge Robert Parker.
• a County Court judgeˈbankruptcy ˌjudge LAWa judge in the US who makes decisions in a bankruptcy court when a company is being made bankrupt:
• A bankruptcy judge appointed a trustee to take control of the firm's assets.ˈcircuit ˌjudge LAWa judge who travels to several small courts in a particular areaˈdistrict ˌjudge LAWa judge in a district court in the US ➔ court1ˈfederal ˌjudge LAWa judge in a federal court in the US ➔ court1[m0] ▪ II. judge judge 2 verb [transitive]to form or give an opinion about how good or bad something is:judge something on something
• The company will be judged on its quarterly reports.judge something against something
• Analysts' recommendations are judged against a performance index for the industry they follow.
* * *Ⅰ.judge UK US /dʒʌdʒ/ noun [C]► LAW a person who is in charge of a court of law and who makes final decisions in legal disagreements: »
All three judges found him guilty of professional misconduct.»
a High Court/Supreme Court judge► someone who decides who should win a competition: »
A panel of judges chose six team projects as winners.→ See also BANKRUPTCY JUDGE(Cf. ↑bankruptcy judge), CIRCUIT JUDGE(Cf. ↑circuit judge), DISTRICT JUDGE(Cf. ↑district judge), FEDERAL JUDGE(Cf. ↑federal judge)Ⅱ.judge UK US /dʒʌdʒ/ verb► [I or T] to decide whether you think someone or something is good, bad, effective, etc.: »
Long-term investors have experience in judging risk.judging from/by sth »
Judging by the opinion polls, support for the mainstream right has hardly changed.judge whether/how/what »
Delegates must try to judge whether countries are meeting their quotas of greenhouse gas reductions.be judged to be/have »
Crops that are judged to have an overall benefit will be approved for planting.► [T] to decide who should win a competition: »
The same criteria are used to judge all contestants.► [T] LAW to make a final decision in a legal disagreement: be judged guilty/innocent of sth »
A disciplinary hearing judged them guilty of ""gross misconduct"".be judged to have done/be sth »
The company was judged to have broken antitrust laws and now faces a fine.»
I want the book to be judged on its merits, not on my reputation.
Financial and business terms. 2012.