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reach a verdict

This page is about the collocation reach a verdict

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to decide if the accused is guilty or not

For example

  • After deliberating for three days, the jury finally reached a verdict.

  • The verdict they reached shocked all those who believed he was innocent.

Note:
Related collocations include "reach a decision" and "reach a conclusion"

Quick Quiz

After reaching their verdict, the jury had to

a. decide if he was guilty

b. deliver it in the courtroom

c. listen to some new witnesses

Contributor: Matt Errey