verdict - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    an official judgment made in a court

    a unanimous verdict

    record a verdict:

    A verdict of accidental death was recorded.

    reach a verdict:

    The jury took 16 hours to reach a verdict.

    return/deliver a verdict (=say whether someone is guilty or not):

    The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

  2. 2
    an opinion that you have or a decision that you make

    ‘So, what’s the verdict?’ Anne asked cheerily.

    verdict on:

    His verdict on the lunch was ‘a disaster’.