(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Act of evaluating
1. judgment, adjudication, arbitration; result, conclusion, upshot; deduction, inference, corollary (see reasoning); decision, determination, finding, opinion, ruling, verdict, settlement, award, decree, sentence; condemnation, doom, day of judgment, Judgment Day; res judicata; op ed.
2. (legal judge) judge, mullah; jurist, tribunal, court, etc. (see lawsuit); judgment seat.
3. estimation, valuation, assessment, appraisal, appreciation, consideration, judication; opinion, notion, thought, viewpoint, belief; estimate, commentary, critique; diagnosis (see identity); choice, vote; discernment, discretion, taste; intelligence, intellect, reason, sagacity; sense.
4. (one who evaluates) arbiter, umpire, referee; judicator; master, moderator, mediator, conciliator; censor, critic, commentator, connoisseur, authority, expert.
1. judge, conclude; come to, arrive at, or draw a conclusion, find; make up one's mind, cross the Rubicon; ascertain, determine, deduce; settle, give an opinion; decide, try, or hear a case or cause; pronounce, rule, pass judgment, sentence, condemn, doom (see condemnation); adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, sit in judgment; bring in a verdict; confirm, decree, award; pass under review; editorialize.
2. estimate, appraise, value, assess; deem, gauge; review, consider, believe; form an opinion about, take the measure of, jump to a conclusion, put two and two together; comment, criticize, examine, inquire. Informal, size up.
1. judicial, judiciary, judicatory, forensic, legal; determinate, conclusive; censorious, condemnatory; tribunal.
2. discerning, discriminating, sensible, astute, judicious, circumspect; intelligent, rational, reasonable, sagacious, wise.
Adverbs — therefore, wherefore, this being so or the case; all things considered, in light or view of, all things being equal, on the whole; in one's opinion.
Phrases — every man to his taste; one man's meat is another man's poison; there is no accounting for tastes; it's difference of opinion that makes the horse race; all cats are gray in the dark; beauty is in the eye of the beholder; discretion is the better part of valor; judge not, that ye be not judged.
Quotations — Taste is the feminine of genius (Edward Fitzgerald), Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius (Joshua Reynolds), A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier (Gustave Flaubert).
Antonyms, see error, misjudgment.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The ability to judge]
Syn. discernment, discrimination, taste, penetration, shrewdness, sapience, sagacity, understanding, knowledge, sense, good sense, wit, keenness, sharpness, critical faculty, reason, reasoning power, rationality, rational faculty, acumen, intuition, acuteness, perception, incisiveness, intelligence, awareness, sophistication, ingenuity, experience, profundity, depth, brilliance, mentality, subtlety, intellectual power, critical spirit, capacity, comprehension, sanity, lucidity, levelheadedness, clearheadedness, mother wit, quickness, readiness, grasp, apprehension, perspicacity, perspicuousness, soundness, genius, reach, range, breadth, astuteness, prudence, discretion, wisdom, sagesse (French), savvy*, gray matter*, brains*, a good head*, horse sense*; see also acumen .
Ant. stupidity*, simplicity, naiveté.
2. [The act of judging]
Syn. decision, consideration, appraisal, examination, judging, weighing, sifting, assaying, determination, inspection, assessment, estimation, diagnosis, probing, appreciation, evaluation, interpretation, study, review, contemplation, analysis, inquiry, inquisition, inquest, search, quest, pursuit, scrutiny, exploration, reconnaissance, close study, observation, exhaustive inquiry, regard; see also study 2 .
3. [A pronouncement]
Syn. conclusion, decision, ruling, sentence, verdict, appraisal, estimate, opinion, report, view, summary, belief, idea, conviction, inference, resolution, deduction, induction, moral, critique, determination, dictum, decree, best opinion, supposition, comment, commentary, finding, recommendation, diagnosis; see also sentence 1 , verdict .
4. [An act of God]
Syn. retribution, visitation, misfortune, manifestation, chastisement, correction, castigation, mortification, affliction, infliction, Nemesis; see also punishment .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. sense common sense, wisdom, intelligence, prudence, discernment, understanding, savvy, brains, acumen, reasoning.
2. legaldecision order, decree, ruling, decision, adjudication, sentence, verdict, award, damages.
3. opinion estimate, determination, appraisal, assessment, deduction, conclusion, conviction.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) also judgement noun 1. A position arrived at by reasoning from premises or general principles: conclusion, deduction, illation, illative, inference. See REASON. 2. The ability to make sensible decisions: common sense, sense, wisdom. Informal: gumption, horse sense. See ABILITY. 3. The act or result of judging the worth or value of something or someone: appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimate, estimation, evaluation, valuation. See VALUE. 4. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court: decree, determination, edict, pronouncement, ruling. See LAW. 5. A judicial decision, especially one setting the punishment to be inflicted on a convicted person: sentence. Slang: rap1. See LAW.

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