form an opinion (about someone or something)

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form an opinion (about someone or something)

To view someone or something in a certain way; to start to have a particular opinion about someone or something. I try to get to know someone before forming an opinion about them.
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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.
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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.
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How will the world take the general elections in India and in Pakistan and form an opinion about the level of honesty in the two countries?
A leader must not judge and form an opinion about his team instead he should get feedback to arrive at a decision.
Justice Davies found that at the time of the Board resolution, the Board did have up-to-date information about the affairs of SAO and its operating subsidiary, which was neither shown to be wrong or an inadequate basis upon which to form an opinion about lack of solvency.
"Some people form an opinion about things they have no idea about.
Even the first two letters of ju dge, to form an opinion about whether something follows the law and is right, come from jus.
Why do we form an opinion about someone without really knowing anything about him or her--aside perhaps from a few remarks or readily observable traits?
The report, in fact, stated that Ernst had not performed the audit work necessary to form an opinion about Z Best's financial statements for an interim period, let alone its overall financial condition, and therefore reliance on the report should be restricted.