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opinion

noun [C/U]  /əˈpɪn·jən/ us  
the ideas that a person or a group of people have about something or someone, which are based mainly on their feelings and beliefs, or a single idea of this type: [C] When you're a teenager you've got strong opinions on/about everything. [C] McGuinness was expressing his personal opinion. [U] Her writings influenced public opinion. [C] I think you’re wrong, though you’re certainly entitled to your opinion.
Translations of “opinion”
in Korean 의견, 여론…
in Arabic رأي, رَأي…
in French opinion, avis…
in Turkish fikir, düşünce, kanı…
in Italian opinione, parere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意見, 看法, 主張…
in Russian мнение…
in Polish opinia, pogląd, zdanie…
in Spanish opinión…
in Portuguese opinião…
in German die Meinung, das Gutachten…
in Catalan opinió…
in Japanese 意見, 世論…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意见, 看法, 主张…
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