think for (oneself)

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think for (oneself)

To have opinions or make decisions without letting other people dictate to or influence oneself. You can't just blindly follow what your boss says, especially if you think he's unscrupulous—you need to think for yourself! Hannah needs to learn how to think for herself, or else she'll just follow whatever her friends are doing.
See also: think

think for

oneself to do one's own thinking; to think independently. I think for myself. I don't need anyone to tell me what to do, do I? Sam has to learn to think for himself. He can't let other people make his decisions for him all his life.
See also: think
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But though they're practicably inseparable, Bettina makes sure to give her child breathing space and a chance to think for herself.
But amid all the antics and deceit, young Sloper gradually begins to think for herself and find the resolve to make her own decisions.
Wilma is a 10-year-old who would like to think for herself, if she could ever get the chance.
creation, Ava (Alicia Vikander), to see if the robotic femme fatale has achieved the ability to think for herself, or, some would say, consciousness.
But she loved and trusted her governess, who encouraged her to think for herself, and Baroness Lehzen became a close adviser when Victoria was queen.
This is the summer she grows into choosing to think for herself. As Clare discovers who Jack really is, and comes to terms with her own maturing, both of them are able to move on.
Chloe has never before had to think for herself, about what she wants and who she is.
MISS B's case is believed to be unique in that a court may decide she can think for herself.
Another light is the one Tora receives from another young patient, a woman who teaches Tora to read and to think for herself. Tora turns this new knowledge into a greater light: reading to the other patients who find in the stories some relief from the misery of their own existence.
Among them is a letter to Dawkins' 10-year-old daughter encouraging her to think for herself and not take anything on faith.
He encourages Rita to think for herself - which understandably causes friction with her hubby (Michael Williams) - and in the process seems to climb out of his deep depression.