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Judged to tread incautiously (5)

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rated

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Here is my best explanation:

'judged' is the definition.

(rating is a kind of judging)

'tread incautiously' is the subsidiary indication.

'tread' anagrams to 'rated'.

However, I am not sure how the anagram is indicated.

'to' is the link.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for rated that I've seen before include "considered", "Highly valued", "Estimated, set at", "Assigned a value to", "deserved", "Stormed", "Was worthy of", "Tread (anag.)", "Castigated" and "Assessed - scolded".)

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