verb (used with object), judged, judg·ing.
verb (used without object), judged, judg·ing.
Origin of judge
Synonyms for judge
Examples from the Web for judging
Contemporary Examples of judging
Judging from current figures, there would be a substantial demand for this option, too.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
But those watching Selma were judging a work of cinematic art.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
Judging the contest are four prominent figures in the adult entertainment business with years of experience.Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality
November 22, 2014
Judging by the frustration of U.S. officials attempting to track ISIS, the militants appear to have heeded that call.ISIS Keeps Getting Better at Dodging U.S. Spies
Shane Harris, Noah Shachtman
November 14, 2014
Judging by the pictures of President Truong Tan Sang and Obama, Vietnam is showing some affection back.Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit
November 11, 2014
Historical Examples of judging
If I am capable of judging, our tempers and inclinations are vastly different.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Dorcas of Lydda may have been of any age, but, judging by the circumstances, she had not completed her task.The Conquest of Fear
In judging his fellow-men this is Shakespeare's harshest word.The Man Shakespeare
Judging from what little I have seen, it appears to be ancient and timeworn.The Sister Years (From "Twice Told Tales")
Judging from your associate, I might with justice think you depraved.Night and Morning, Complete
Word Origin for judge
mid-14c. (early 13c. as a surname), also judge-man; see judge (v.). In Hebrew history, it refers to a war leader vested with temporary power (e.g. Book of Judges), from Latin iudex being used to translate Hebrew shophet.
c.1300, "to form an opinion about; make a decision," also "to try and pronounce sentence upon (someone) in a court," from Anglo-French juger, Old French jugier "to judge, pronounce judgment; pass an opinion on," from Latin iudicare "to judge, to examine officially; form an opinion upon; pronounce judgment," from iudicem (nominative iudex) "a judge," a compound of ius "right, law" (see just (adj.)) + root of dicere "to say" (see diction). Related: Judged; judging. From mid-14c. as "to regard, consider." The Old English word was deman (see doom). Spelling with -dg- emerged mid-15c.
In addition to the idiom beginning with judge
- judge a book by its cover, one can't
- sober as a judge