Pronunciation: (u-juj'),[key] —v.t.,-judged, -judg•ing. 1. to declare or pronounce formally; decree: The will was adjudged void. 2. to award or assign judicially: The prize was adjudged to him. 3. to decide by a judicial opinion or sentence: to adjudge a case. 4. to sentence or condemn: He was adjudged to die. 5. to deem; consider; think: It was adjudged wise to avoid war.