judge

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judge

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Noun[change]

Singular
judge

Plural
judges

A cartoon of a judge (right) giving a punishment to a man (left)
  1. A judge is a person who decides or chooses.
    The judge decides cases.
  2. (Biblical) A judge is a leader.
    Samson was a judge of Israel.

Famous judges[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
judge

Third-person singular
judges

Past tense
judged

Past participle
judged

Present participle
judging

  1. To choose, decide.
    He judged in favor of the defendant.
  2. To evaluate (decide if something is good or bad).
    They judged the beauty pageant.
  3. To estimate.
    I would judge that the lake holds a million gallons.

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