see both sides (of something)

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see both sides (of something)

To understand and respect both opinions or positions in an argument, conflict, or disagreement, without necessarily favoring or agreeing with either one. People are so blinded by their political affiliations that they usually fail to see both sides of any given issue. I always try to see both sides before I make a decision about any case presented to me.
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see both ˈsides (of the question, problem, etc.)

understand why one person or group has an opinion, and why a different person or group disagrees with it: When people are in politics, it’s difficult for them to see both sides of a question.
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