opinion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “opinion” in the English Dictionary

"opinion" in British English

See all translations

opinionnoun

uk   us   /əˈpɪn.jən/
B1 [C] a ​thought or ​belief about something or someone: What's ​your opinion about/on the ​matter? People ​tend to havestrong opinions on ​capitalpunishment. He didn't express/give an opinion on the ​matter. Who, inyour opinion, (= who do you ​think) is the ​bestsoccerplayer in the ​world today? He's very much of the opinion thatalternativemedicine 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 ​diverserange 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 ​treatmentactuallyworks. 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 ofAdamchanged after he was so ​helpful at the ​wedding. She has a good/high opinion of his ​abilities (= ​thinks he is good). I have a ​pretty 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 ​bloodtest.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of opinion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"opinion" in American English

See all translations

opinionnoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈpɪn·jən/
the ​ideas that a ​person or a ​group of ​people have about something or someone, which are ​basedmainly on ​theirfeelings and ​beliefs, or a ​singleidea 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 ​influencedpublic opinion. [C] I ​think you’re ​wrong, though you’re ​certainlyentitled to ​your opinion.
(Definition of opinion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"opinion" in Business English

See all translations

opinionnoun

uk   us   /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 ​salesmanager.
[C] a ​judgment made by an ​expert: You should get a second opinion from an ​engineer.
(Definition of opinion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of opinion?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“opinion” in Business English

Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More