pass judgment


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Related to pass judgment: in accord, inclined to, falling short
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Verb1.pass judgment - 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"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
grade, rate, rank, place, range, order - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
stand - have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
approve - judge to be right or commendable; think well of
disapprove - consider bad or wrong
choose - see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way; "She chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam"
prejudge - judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence
appraise, assess, evaluate, valuate, value, measure - evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"
reappraise - appraise anew; "Homes in our town are reappraised every five years and taxes are increased accordingly"
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
think, believe, conceive, consider - judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
count on, figure, forecast, reckon, estimate, calculate - judge to be probable
anticipate, expect - regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
ascribe, attribute, impute, assign - attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
attribute, assign - decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
disapprove, reject - deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
critique, review - appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"
fail - judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"
pass - accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
test, try out, try, essay, examine, prove - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
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1322a] This office is very disagreeable on account of the odium attending it, so that no one will engage therein without it is made very profitable, or, if they do, will they be willing to execute it according to law; but it is most necessary, as it is of no service to pass judgment in any cause without that judgment is carried into execution: for without this human society could not subsist: for which reason it is best that this office should not be executed by one person, but by some of the magistrates of the other courts.
Then by what right did Martin Eden emerge, as he had so recently emerged, from his rag-time and working-class songs, and pass judgment on the world's music?
She had grown to be a handy little creature, and tasks she was capable of doing at all she did like a flash, so that when she called her aunts at five o'clock to pass judgment, she had accomplished wonders.
The world should not pass judgment upon the Negro, and especially the Negro youth, too quickly or too harshly.
Stepan Arkadyevitch frowned at Grinevitch's words, giving him thereby to understand that it was improper to pass judgment prematurely, and made him no reply.
At present she neither acquitted nor condemned him; she did not pass judgment.
Their behavior was often grotesquely irrational; their conventions monstrously absurd; and yet, as she brooded upon them, she felt so closely attached to them that it was useless to try to pass judgment upon them.
Let me remark in my turn, sir," he said in tones of deep annoyance, "that my wife is here as the guest of Prince Lef Nicolaievitch, our friend and neighbour, and that in any case, young man, it is not for you to pass judgment on the conduct of Lizabetha Prokofievna, or to make remarks aloud in my presence concerning what feelings you think may be read in my face.
We must not pass judgment until we know the whole story,' he said.
In our country, it is easy to criticise the government than it is to pass judgment on the security establishment.
So by what right have they to comment and pass judgment on the decisions made.
However, the Court of Justice would only be able to pass judgment on points of law within the case, not on the penalty itself.