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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Commenting on the signing, Dietmar Schmitz said, "Even in our digital age, it is still human nature to want to meet other people in person, face to face, and to experience things ourselves in order to form our own opinions.
Commenting on the signing, Dietmar Schmitz said, "Even in our digital age, it is still human nature to want to meet other people in person, face to face, and to experience things ourselves in order to form our own opinions. "Expo 2020 will bring countries and organisations together to discuss the most pressing issues facing our world and to consider solutions together, with the joint aim of pointing the way forward." Germany is no stranger to Expos, having hosted a World Expo -- Expo 2000 -- in Hanover under the theme of 'Man, Nature, Technology', and two specialised Expos in 1957 in Berlin and 1965 in Munich.
All of us form our own opinions about these events.
Brian Johnston's statement that if a person lacks consciousness, he or she cannot enter into any relationship with God, I had to clarify in my own mind her question, "what is a soul?" We all form our own opinions on those things, which are of interest to us, and they are not necessarily right or wrong.
Lord Hutton did a marvellous job of bringing the facts out into the light so that we could form our own opinions. And we did.
Now, we can all form our own opinions on SCI, and not even all hunters would agree here.
``All he wanted to do was get us to form our own opinions, but it backfired terribly.
Then try to understand that we all have to leave behind some of our early learned patterns and form our own opinions on what is right or wrong for us if we are to mature successfully.