form an/(one's) own opinion

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form an/(one's) own opinion

To develop a certain view of someone or something. Mom, stop telling me what to thin and let me form my own opinion about him! I don't know, I haven't formed an opinion on it yet.
See also: form, opinion, own
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You know I candidly told you I should form my own opinion; and I am happy to say that I am extremely pleased with him.You may believe me.
And Ulysses answered, "Nurse, you ought not to speak in that way; I am well able to form my own opinion about one and all of them; hold your tongue and leave everything to heaven."
"I prefer to form my own opinion, without the aid of his."
This business-like obstacle surmounted, he then stipulated that before resuming with you I should look over the books and form my own opinion. I looked over the books, and formed my own opinion.
People you have met imparted their impressions to me; one wrote this, another that, but I form my own opinions. I waited to see you first.
I recently got to form my own opinion of the two-in-one product on a Nebraska bowhunt in search of Merriam's turkeys.
It turns out it's American reality star Kim Kardashian's new fashion emporium so, being inquisitive, I fought through the shoppers coming out muttering "it's over-hyped", "it's not quite there yet" and "it's got a way to go" so that I could form my own opinion.
I thought that, as a business academic with an accounting and auditing background, I needed to form my own opinion. I decided to study the diverse opinions of my colleagues.
I had read numerous reports for and against this event and decided to attend in order to form my own opinion. I did so with a completely open mind.
After wowing crowds with her debut in the West End production of Saturday Night Fever, the former Hear'Say singer told us: "When I found out she was going out with Darren Day, I invited them round for a Chinese as I wanted to form my own opinion of him.
I form my own opinions on topics I had never thought about questioning.
I had wanted to go to see Meydan 'up close and personal' and form my own opinions. I nearly didn't make it there at all, thanks to the horror that is the M25 - arriving at Heathrow for my 8pm flight at 7.15.