Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Banned
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Sep 2020
    • Posts: 56
    #1

    Alternatives to the word judge

    If after careful examination I conclude that someone is a good or bad person, what's the correct word I should use?
    I know it means I criticize someone if I say I judge someone. And it's too objective if I "call" someone good or bad.

  2. Tarheel's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 20,620
    #2

    Re: Alternatives to the word judge

    Quote Originally Posted by realEnglish View Post
    If after careful examination I conclude that someone is a good or bad person, what's the correct word I should use?
    I know it means I criticize someone if I say I judge someone. And is it too subjective if I "call" someone good or bad?
    You are judging that person. So "judge" is a perfectly good word to use.
    Not a professional teacher

  3. Moderator
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 19,605
    #3

    Re: Alternatives to the word judge

    Quote Originally Posted by realEnglish View Post
    I know it means I criticize someone if I say I judge someone.
    It can, but it often does not.
    I am not a teacher.

  4. Banned
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Sep 2020
    • Posts: 56
    #4

    Talking Re: Alternatives to the word judge

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You are judging that person. So "judge" is a perfectly good word to use.
    Thank you for correcting me. I wanted to say "subjective", but strangely I typed objective.

  5. Tarheel's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 20,620
    #5

    Re: Alternatives to the word judge

    Whether something is too subjective or not is rather subjective.
    Not a professional teacher

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •