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opinion

noun
 
 
/əˈpɪnjən/
[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 opinion They will have the opportunity to express their opinion on the design.ask/seek sb's opinion We will seek opinions from the public before going forward.in sb's opinion Who, in your opinion, is the best candidate for the job?be of the opinion that He's very much of the opinion that we should outsource the project.
[U] the thoughts or beliefs that a group of people have: Eventually, the government will have to take notice of public opinion. There was a difference of opinion over his appointment. Opinion is divided as to whether the treatment actually works. It's a matter of opinion which approach is best.
[C] a judgment about someone or something: an opinion of sb/sth Her opinion of Adam changed after he'd helped her with her project. She has a high opinion of his abilities. I have a rather poor opinion of the sales manager.
[C] a judgment made by an expert: You should get a second opinion from an engineer.
→ See also clean opinion, qualified opinion
(Definition of opinion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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