1 justice, magistrate, jurist, Isle of Man deemster or dempster, Slang Brit beak:
The judge demanded order in the court.
2 arbitrator, arbiter, umpire, referee, adjudicator, judicator, mediator, moderator:
She served as a judge at Crufts dog show last year.
3 connoisseur, expert, authority, arbiter, appraiser, evaluator, reviewer, critic, arbiter elegantiarum or elegantiae:
Let me be the judge of which work I do best.
4 adjudicate, adjudge, arbitrate, decide, find, conclude, settle, determine, decree, pass judgement, deem, rule, pronounce or pass sentence:
Do you think the jury will judge in Claus's favour?
5 assess, evaluate, appraise, estimate, rate, value, weigh, measure, review, consider, size up, appreciate:
A ballistics expert is required to judge this evidence.
6 referee, umpire, mediate, moderate, arbitrate:
Mr Farnsworth agreed to judge the essay competition.
7 believe, suspect, think, consider, suppose, guess, conjecture, surmise, conclude, infer:
Palaeontologists judge the age of the specimens to be 400 million years.