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tr.v. ad·judged, ad·judg·ing, ad·judg·es
a. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.
b. To order judicially; rule.
c. To award (damages, for example) by law.
2. To regard, consider, or deem: was adjudged incompetent.
[Middle English ajugen, from Old French ajuger, from Latin adiūdicāre; see adjudicate.]
vb (tr; usually passive)
1. to pronounce formally; declare: he was adjudged the winner.
a. to determine judicially; judge
b. to order or pronounce by law; decree: he was adjudged bankrupt.
c. to award (costs, damages, etc)
3. archaic to sentence or condemn
[C14: via Old French from Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate]
v.t. -judged, -judg•ing.
1. to declare or pronounce formally; decree: The will was adjudged void.
2. to award or assign judicially.
3. to decide by a judicial opinion: to adjudge a case.
4. to sentence or condemn.
5. to deem; consider; think.
[1325–75; Middle English ajugen < Middle French ajug(i)er < Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate]
Past participle: adjudged
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|Verb||1.||adjudge - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"|
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
acknowledge, admit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
superannuate - declare to be obsolete
certify - declare legally insane
call - declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
beatify - declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood; "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"
canonize, saint, canonise - declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"