opinion


opinion
noun
1 what you think about sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
good, high
low, poor
strong
conflicting, different, mixed

There are conflicting opinions regarding genetically modified food.

same
honest

If you want my honest opinion, I think the book is awful.

expert, informed, professional
considered
personal, subjective
objective
contrary, dissenting
majority
minority
second

If in doubt about your diagnosis, get a second opinion.

VERB + OPINION
have, hold
air, express, give (sb), offer (sb), state, venture, voice

The meeting will give people the chance to voice their opinions on the matter.

share

I don't share your opinion of his ability.

ask sb, seek

He asked me for my opinion of the course.

want

I don't trust her, if you want my honest opinion.

get
form

I formed the opinion that he was not to be trusted.

change
OPINION + VERB
change
differ, vary

Opinions differ as to when this wine should be drunk.

OPINION + NOUN
piece

He writes an opinion piece in the ‘New York Times’.

PREPOSITION
in your opinion

In my opinion, golf is a dull sport.

opinion about, opinion on

She holds strong opinions on education.

opinion as to

opinions as to the merits of the plan

opinion of

He has a very high opinion of your work.

PHRASES
be of the opinion that …  (= to believe or think that) (formal)
a difference of opinion

a genuine difference of opinion between the experts

in my humble opinion (humorous)
a matter of opinion

‘Miami is wonderful.’ ‘That's a matter of opinion.’

2 what people in general think about sth
ADJECTIVE
prevailing
general, popular, public

Contrary to popular opinion, not all of Hitchcock's movies were great.

international, local, national, world

The country's government appears disdainful of world opinion.

expert, informed, professional
academic, legal, medical, political
… OF OPINION
body

This view is supported by a growing body of professional opinion.

VERB + OPINION
mould/mold, shape, sway

attempts to shape public opinion

OPINION + VERB
be against sth, be in favour/favor of sth

Prevailing local opinion is against the new road proposals.

be divided

Public opinion is divided on the subject of capital punishment.

OPINION + NOUN
poll
former (esp. BrE), leader
PREPOSITION
opinion among

Opinion among doctors is that the medication is safe.

PHRASES
climate of opinion

in the present climate of opinion

shades of opinion

all shades of political opinion


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  • opinion — [ ɔpinjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1190; lat. opinio, de opinari → opiner I ♦ 1 ♦ Manière de penser, de juger; attitude de l esprit qui tient pour vraie une assertion; assertion que l esprit accepte ou rejette (généralement en admettant une possibilité d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • opinion — et advis, Sententia. Opinion et jugement, Opinio. L opinion et sentence d aucun qui n est pas parfaite, et laisse beaucoup de choses qu il debvoit dire, Curta sententia. L opinion des fols est estimée du populaire, Valet in vulgus insipientium… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 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 — UK US /əˈpɪnjən/ noun ► [C] a thought or belief about something or someone: an opinion on sth »What s your opinion on Britain joining the Euro? have/hold an opinion »She has strong opinions on how people should dress for work. express/give your… …   Financial and business terms

  • opinion — Opinion. s. f. Avis de celuy qui opine sur quelque affaire mise en deliberation. Prendre les opinions. aller aux opinions. les Juges sont aux opinions. il y avoit trois opinions. il a esté de l opinion d un tel. il appuya son opinion de plusieurs …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Opinion — «Opinion» Canción de Nirvana Box set With the Lights Out Publicación noviembre de 2004 …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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

  • Opinion — O*pin ion, n. [F., from L. opinio. See {Opine}.] 1. That which is opined; a notion or conviction founded on probable evidence; belief stronger than impression, less strong than positive knowledge; settled judgment in regard to any point of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opinión — sustantivo femenino 1. Idea o concepto particular que se tiene sobre una persona o sobre una cosa: Mi opinión es que no debemos hacerle caso. He escuchado varias opiniones sobre el tema. 2. (no contable) Uso/registro: restringido. Fama o… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • opinion — [ə pin′yən, ōpin′yən] n. [ME opinioun < OFr < L opinio < opinari, to think, akin to optare, to select, desire: see OPTION] 1. a belief not based on absolute certainty or positive knowledge but on what seems true, valid, or probable to… …   English World dictionary

  • opinion — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. opinion (12c.), from L. opinionem (nom. opinio) opinion, conjecture, what one thinks, from stem of opinari think, judge, suppose, opine, from PIE *op to choose (see OPTION (Cf. option)). Where there is much desire to learn …   Etymology dictionary


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