Definition of reserve judgement in English:

reserve judgement


  • Delay the process of judging or giving one's opinion.

    ‘she said she would reserve judgement until next week’
    • ‘Judge Ibbotson reserved judgement on the case to consider the evidence.’
    • ‘Senator Domenici said ‘not yet,’ which is fair, because people are reserving judgment.’
    • ‘Republicans are reserving judgment at this time, but they are calling for congressional hearings.’
    • ‘The taskforce is already split, with observers from South Africa and Nigeria indicating approval of the election while Australia, although reserving judgment, is expected to condemn it.’
    • ‘I don't know much about Frist, so I'm reserving judgment.’
    • ‘South African observers praised ‘the tranquillity and the peacefulness’ of the weekend voting, but reserved judgment on whether the process had been free and fair.’
    • ‘‘I was not happy with the judge reserving judgment,’ he said.’
    • ‘While reserving judgment on reparations to Kuwait, Washington has called for creditor countries to wipe the slate clean - at least when it comes to debts to countries like France and Russia.’
    • ‘It's a negotiating process and I think we need to just reserve judgment on almost every aspect of it.’
    • ‘I am reserving judgment on Judy's status in the investigation because I have no facts one way or the other.’