judgement collocations

judgement collocations


I’m afraid whether to marry Sandra or not is not something I can give you advice on. you’ll have to use/rely on/exercise your own judgment.

I think recent events have called into question the director’s judgment.>Be careful. No one has ever challenged/ doubted/ questioned his judgment before.

What do you think we should do about this money that’s missing from the accounts? I’m finding it hard to from/ come to a judgment on what course of action to take.

I trust/ rely on/ depend on my wife’s judgment on financial matters. She’s got a degree in economics.

The speaker showed/ exercised/ used good judgment in his choice of words when that guy asked all those difficult questions.


reserve judgment

Until I’ve heard your brother’s side of the story. I think I’m going to reserve judgment.

form judgment

What do you think of our new headmaster? > It’s still too early to form a judgment but so far he seems OK.

confirm judgment

Mike’s appalling behavior at the meeting just confirmed my earlier judgment of him. He’s the rudest person I’ve ever met.

pass judgment

Who are you to pass judgment on my behavior? Just remember you’re no saint yourself!

trust judgment

I think I’ll trust your judgment when it comes to deciding which drink to order. You know a lot more about it than me.

rely on judgment

When it comes to trusting people, rely on your own judgment. Don’t listen to what other people think.

a distinct lack of judgment

As a very experienced politician, the Minister should never have allowed the Sultan to pay for his hotel accommodation. He showed a distinct lack of judgment.

in my judgment

In my judgment, we should not have accepted Jim’s resignation. He was too valuable a person to lose.

against my better judgment

I went to the party against my better judgment. I should have stayed at home and tried to get rid of this cold.

an error of judgment

To say that you were guilty of an error of judgment when you spoke to the press about the disagreements at the meeting is the under-statement of the year. I think you’ll soon be looking for a new job.



  • Note how we talk about good judgement:

His decisions was based on sound judgement.

  • Note how we express lake of a confidence in someone's judgement:

Because no WMD have been found, people are calling the PM’s judgement into question.

I've lost thousand in the stock market. it's really has destroyed my confidence in the judgement of my financial advisor.

  • Note these expressions with show a negative influence on our judgements:

The judge must never allow any personal prejudice to colour his judgement.

Don't let your disappointment could never judgement.

The alcohol had impaired the driver's judgement

I must not let my feelings interface with my professional judgement.

  • ‘The day of judgement’ or ‘Judgement Day’ describes the Christian idea that one day our lives will be judged by God.




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