Judge Judge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Judged} (j[u^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Judging}.] [OE. jugen, OF. jugier, F. juger, L. judicare, fr. judex judge; jus law or right + dicare to proclaim, pronounce, akin to dicere to say. See {Just}, a., and {Diction}, and cf. {Judicial}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to decide as a judge; to give judgment; to pass sentence. [1913 Webster]

The Lord judge between thee and me. --Gen. xvi. 5. [1913 Webster]

Father, who art judge Of all things made, and judgest only right! --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To assume the right to pass judgment on another; to sit in judgment or commendation; to criticise or pass adverse judgment upon others. See {Judge}, v. t., 3. [1913 Webster]

Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To compare facts or ideas, and perceive their relations and attributes, and thus distinguish truth from falsehood; to determine; to discern; to distinguish; to form an opinion about. [1913 Webster]

Judge not according to the appearance. --John vii. 24. [1913 Webster]

She is wise if I can judge of her. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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