Judge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Judged p. pr. & vb. n. Judging.]
1. To hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to decide as a judge; to give judgment; to pass sentence.
The Lord judge between thee and me. --Gen. xvi. 5.
Father, who art judge
Of all things made, and judgest only right! --Milton.
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.
Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. --Shak.
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.
Judge not according to the appearance. --John vii. 24.
She is wise if I can judge of her. --Shak.
n : the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing
conclusions [syn: judgment, judgement]