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English definition of “think for yourself”

think for yourself

phrasal verb with think     /θɪŋk/ verb (thought, thought)
to make your own decisions and form your own opinions, without depending on other people: It's no good asking me all the time, Anna - you're going to have to learn to think for yourself.Freedom to actOpportunity
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