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     ( opinion formers    plural  ) , opinion maker   Opinion formers are people who have a lot of influence over what the public thinks about things.      n-count  
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opinion     ( opinions    plural  )
1       n-count   Your opinion about something is what you think or believe about it.  
oft poss N, N that  
I wasn't asking for your opinion, Dick..., He held the opinion that a government should think before introducing a tax..., Most who expressed an opinion spoke favorably of Thomas.     
2       n-sing   Your opinionof someone is your judgment of their character or ability.  
usu supp N, N of n   (=estimation)  
That improved Mrs Goole's already favourable opinion of him.     
3       n-uncount   You can refer to the beliefs or views that people have as opinion.  
Some, I suppose, might even be in positions to influence opinion..., There is a broad consensus of opinion about the policies which should be pursued.     
4       n-count   An opinion from an expert is the advice or judgment that they give you in the subject that they know a lot about.  
usu sing  
Even if you have had a regular physical check-up recently, you should still seek a medical opinion.     
    public opinion  
    second opinion  
6    You add expressions such as `in my opinion' or `in their opinion' to a statement in order to indicate that it is what you or someone else thinks, and is not necessarily a fact.  
in sb's opinion      phrase   PHR with cl  
Well he's not making a very good job of it in my opinion.     
7    If someone is of the opinionthat something is the case, that is what they believe.  
of the opinion      phrase   v-link PHR that  
Frank is of the opinion that the 1934 yacht should have won.     
    a matter of opinion  

opinion former        ( opinion formers    plural  ) , opinion maker   Opinion formers are people who have a lot of influence over what the public thinks about things.      n-count  
opinion poll        ( opinion polls    plural  ) An opinion poll involves asking people's opinions on a particular subject, especially one concerning politics.      n-count   (=poll)  
Nearly three-quarters of people questioned in an opinion poll agreed with the government's decision.     
public opinion     
Public opinion is the opinion or attitude of the public regarding a particular matter.      n-uncount  
He mobilized public opinion all over the world against hydrogen-bomb tests.     
second opinion        ( second opinions    plural  ) If you get a second opinion, you ask another qualified person for their opinion about something such as your health.      n-count  
I would like a second opinion on my doctor's diagnosis.     

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    assessment, belief, conception, conjecture, estimation, feeling, idea, impression, judgment, mind, notion, persuasion, point of view, sentiment, theory, view  
2    be of the opinion      be convinced, believe, be under the impression, conclude, consider, hold, judge, reckon, suppose, surmise, think  
3    matter of opinion      debatable point, matter of judgment, moot point, open question, open to debate, up to the individual  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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synonym for "opinion"
abbr. acron.
Short for "In My Opinion".
abbr. acron.
Short for "In my humble opinion".
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
something that you say which expresses your opinion on something or which gives an explanation of it
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
It is right of every netizen to hold any opinion in cyberspace without any sanction.
[Tech.] freedom of expression
= bad press: negative opinion or image expressed in the media
The firm got some negative press over that decision
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
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