form an opinion
index conclude (decide), construe (comprehend), decide, deem, estimate, evaluate, gauge, measure, presume

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  • form — form1 W1S1 [fo:m US fo:rm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(type)¦ 2¦(way something is/appears)¦ 3¦(shape)¦ 4¦(document)¦ 5¦(art/literature)¦ 6¦(performance)¦ 7¦(school)¦ 8¦(grammar)¦ 9¦(criminal record)¦ 10 bad form …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • opinion — n. 1) to air, express, give, offer, pass, state, venture, voice an opinion 2) to form an opinion about (I still have not formed an opinion about the candidates) 3) to mold (public) opinion 4) to entertain, have, hold an opinion 5) (legal) (AE) to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • form — 1 noun 1 TYPE (C) a type of something, that exists in many different types (+ of): Trains are a very cost effective form of transport. | She dislikes any form of exercise. 2 WAY STH IS/APPEARS (C) the way in which something exists, is presented,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • opinion */*/*/ — UK [əˈpɪnjən] / US noun [countable] Word forms opinion : singular opinion plural opinions Ways of giving your opinion: I think → the most usual and general way of giving your opinion I reckon → a more informal way of giving your opinion In my… …   English dictionary

  • opinion — o|pin|ion [ ə pınjən ] noun count *** the attitude you have toward something, especially your thoughts about how good it is: opinion of: What is your opinion of her latest novel? opinion on: His opinions on genetic testing are well known. have a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Opinion poll — An opinion poll, sometimes simply referred to as a poll is a survey of public opinion from a particular sample. Opinion polls are usually designed to represent the opinions of a population by conducting a series of questions and then… …   Wikipedia

  • opinion — opin·ion /ə pin yən/ n 1 a: a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge b: a formal expression of a judgment or appraisal by an expert see also opinion testimony at testimony compare …   Law dictionary

  • Opinion evidence — refers to evidence of what the witness thinks, believes, or infers in regard to facts, as distinguished from personal knowledge of the facts themselves.[1] In common law jurisdictions the general rule is that a witness is supposed to testify as… …   Wikipedia

  • Opinion piece — An opinion piece is an article, published in a newspaper or magazine, that mainly reflects the author s opinion about the subject. Opinion pieces are featured in many periodicals. Contents 1 Editorials 2 Columns 3 Op eds 4 …   Wikipedia

  • opinion — opinion, view, belief, conviction, persuasion, sentiment are comparable when they mean a more or less clearly formulated idea or judgment which one holds as true or valid. An opinion is a more or less carefully thought out conclusion concerning… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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