form an opinion


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form an opinion

to think up or decide on an opinion. (Note the variations in the examples.) I don't know enough about the issue to form an opinion. Don't tell me how to think! I can form my own opinion. I don't form opinions without careful consideration.
See also: form, opinion

form an opinion

Make up one's mind or decide what one thinks about something. For example, I need more facts before I can form an opinion about this issue, or Don't tell me your views; I want to form my own opinion.
See also: form, opinion
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Love him or loathe him, you can only form an opinion when the man opens his mouth.
As a retired officer, I am now a member of the public and entitled to form an opinion, consider performance and comment constructively on a police service that I, along with the rest of the community, pay for.
On whether the RSS was embarrassed over the charges against its preferred nominee for the BJP president's post, he replied in the negative and said one cannot form an opinion on the basis of allegations.
The public and media form an opinion of a party leader very early on and seldom change it.
Former WRU board member Howard Watkins claimed club delegates had not had time to scrutinise, digest and form an opinion on the 70 pages of documents they had have received on the specific issue.
Bloggers are generating bigger headlines than many conventional media types, and the voice of the individual grows in strength as the common man realizes he does not have to count on media filters to form an opinion.
The external auditor's section 404 responsibility is to critically evaluate the design and effectiveness of management's internal controls over financial reporting, test as necessary, form an opinion and communicate significant deficiencies and material weaknesses to management and the audit committee.
Trainee teachers have been working with Year 4 children helping them carry out research and form an opinion as to what really happened.
They had expected users to take at least ten times as long to form an opinion of a website's quality, believing that the volunteers would not be able to really see anything in under 500 milliseconds.
However, with no more information available on Kaunus's flag-kick antics than the makeup in the first leg in Lithuania, there is not really enough data out there on which to form an opinion that is strong enough to justify a trade.
It's important to teach kids how to weigh arguments, evaluate evidence, form an opinion and articulate it to others.
They are examining your messages--and often comparing them to the messages of your competitors--for any and every cue to help them form an opinion of you and your practices.
To help form an opinion, visit the National Snow and Ice Data Web site at: nsidc.
Perhaps-if I had the time and energy, and interest in the subject-I could study it and form an opinion.