to judge beforehand.
to pass judgment on prematurely or without sufficient reflection or investigation.
- pre·judg·er, noun
- pre·judg·ment; especially British, pre·judge·ment, noun
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How to use prejudge in a sentence
What he meant was that he didn’t want to draw a “red line” that would prejudge policy in response to something short of the most extreme scenario.Former Ambassador Daniel Baer explains it all on Ukraine crisis | Chris Johnson | February 23, 2022 | Washington Blade
It would be mighty difficult for Khan to have prejudged an antitrust case predicated on laws that haven’t yet been written.Facebook is shook, asks for removal of FTC Chair Khan from antitrust cases against it | Devin Coldewey | July 14, 2021 | TechCrunch
It may often mean for a Republican or a Democrat you have additional questions that you desire to get answered, or you simply don’t want to prejudge your position until you heard the issues raised in an upcoming hearing.Sen. Merkley hints at support for scrapping filibuster to pass Equality Act | Chris Johnson | February 24, 2021 | Washington Blade
Unlike many on both sides, I don't want to prejudge the situation.Dinesh D’Souza: Ferguson Protesters Are Just Like ISIS | Olivia Nuzzi | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The French government has been careful not to prejudge the identity of the assailants or their motives.
Of course, there will be some who will prejudge me, but that's OK: I don't expect to get all of the votes anyway.
We must not prejudge the question whether the enclosures of our period were made mainly for pasture or for arable.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century | Richard Henry Tawney
Our doubtings vanish with the déjeûner, and we exchange solemn vows never hereafter to prejudge a Gascon boniface by his inn.A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees | Edwin Asa Dix
It would not become me to prejudge,” said I, “but if the Advocate was your authority he is fully possessed of my opinions.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The important thing is to develop the abstract viewpoint, since any attempt to prejudge results can only mean disaster.The K-Factor | Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
She sprang up as this murmur came to her ear: "Oh, if you are going to prejudge the case, there is nothing for me to say!"The Marriage of Elinor | Margaret Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for prejudge
(tr) to judge beforehand, esp without sufficient evidence
- prejudger, noun
- prejudgment or prejudgement, noun
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