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opinion

noun uk   /əˈpɪn.jən/ us  
B1 [C] a thought or belief about something or someone: What's your opinion about/on the matter? People tend to have strong opinions on capital punishment. He didn't express/give an opinion on the matter. Who, in your opinion, (= who do you think) is the best football player in the world today? He's very much of the opinion that alternative medicine is a waste of time.B2 [U] the thoughts or beliefs that a group of people have: Eventually, the government will have to take notice of public opinion. There is a diverse range of opinion on the issue. There was a difference of opinion as to the desirability of the project. Opinion is divided as to whether the treatment actually works. Both performances were excellent, it's simply a matter of opinion as to whose was better.B1 [C] a judgment about someone or something: Her opinion of Adam changed after he'd been so helpful at the wedding. She has a good/high opinion of his abilities (= thinks he is good). I have a rather bad/low/poor opinion of my sister's boyfriend (= I do not like or approve of him). He has a very high opinion of himself (= thinks he is very skilled/clever in a way that is annoying).B1 [C] a judgment made by an expert: My doctor has referred me to a specialist for a second opinion on the results of my blood test.
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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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