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I think we have a fascinating new and quite dominant input into politics - and it wont go away. From time to time, people articulate a view that we should ban opinion polls, but that's nonsense.
Jim Bolger

Meaning of "opinion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OPINION

Via Old French from Latin opīniō belief, from opīnārī to think.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OPINION

opinion  [əˈpɪnjən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPINION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Opinion is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OPINION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Opinion

In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement about matters commonly considered to be subjective, i.e. based on that which is less than absolutely certain, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are verifiable, i.e. can be objectively proven to have occurred. An example is: "America was involved in the Vietnam War" versus "America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War". An opinion may be supported by facts, in which case it becomes an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact. Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion.

Definition of opinion in the English dictionary

The first definition of opinion in the dictionary is judgment or belief not founded on certainty or proof. Other definition of opinion is the prevailing or popular feeling or view. Opinion is also evaluation, impression, or estimation of the value or worth of a person or thing.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPINION


banian
ˈbænjən
banyan
ˈbænjən
Binyon
ˈbɪnjən
Bunyan
ˈbʌnjən
canyon
ˈkænjən
champignon
tʃæmˈpɪnjən
communion
kəˈmjuːnjən
companion
kəmˈpænjən
disunion
dɪsˈjuːnjən
dominion
dəˈmɪnjən
interdominion
ˌɪntədəˈmɪnjən
Kenyan
ˈkɛnjən
minion
ˈmɪnjən
Neo-Darwinian
ˌniːəʊdɑːˈwɪnjən
Ninian
ˈnɪnjən
onion
ˈʌnjən
pinion
ˈpɪnjən
reunion
riːˈjuːnjən
Runyon
ˈrʌnjən
union
ˈjuːnjən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPINION

opiate
opificer
opinable
opine
opinicus
opinion former
opinion poll
opinion survey
opinionated
opinionatedly
opinionatedness
opinionately
opinionative
opinionatively
opinionativeness
opinionator
opinioned
opinionist
opioid
opisometer

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPINION

a matter of opinion
advisory opinion
credit union
customs union
European Union
high opinion
Holy Communion
inion
lantern pinion
legal opinion
majority opinion
matter of opinion
Old Dominion
public opinion
rack-and-pinion
second opinion
separate opinion
Soviet Union
the Union
theDominion

Synonyms and antonyms of opinion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OPINION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «opinion» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of opinion

Translation of «opinion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPINION

Find out the translation of opinion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of opinion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «opinion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

看法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

opinión
570 millions of speakers

English

opinion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَأيٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мнение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

opinião
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিমত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opinion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pendapat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Meinung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

意見
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의견
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pendapat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ý kiến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கருத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

görüş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

opinione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

opinia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

думка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

opinie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γνώμη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mening
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

åsikt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mening
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of opinion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPINION»

The term «opinion» is very widely used and occupies the 171 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPINION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «opinion» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «opinion» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about opinion

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10 QUOTES WITH «OPINION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word opinion.
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Marcus Aurelius
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
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Thomas Beecham
I have just been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it.
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Walter Benjamin
It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.
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Michael Berryman
If your religion is better than mine and your opinion, you have a real problem.
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Jim Bolger
I think we have a fascinating new and quite dominant input into politics - and it wont go away. From time to time, people articulate a view that we should ban opinion polls, but that's nonsense.
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Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
A lasting two-state solution requires two credible partners, and not just one side - Israel - taking superficial steps simply to placate world opinion.
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Martin Van Buren
My conviction of the necessity of further legislative provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects have been already submitted to you.
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David Chang
Before I had my own restaurant, I was never top dog in the kitchen. I've always had a low opinion of myself as a cook.
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James F. Cooper
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
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Jacques Delors
These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the individual, with the result that political leaders are often unduly guided by opinion polls.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPINION»

Discover the use of opinion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to opinion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Public Opinion
These are questions that are more important today with the emergence of new technologies like the internet, and older technologies, like television, which are being politically dominated by an opportunistic media.
Walter Lippmann, 2007
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Public Opinion
These are questions that are more important today with the emergence of new technologies like the internet, and older technologies, like television, which are being politically dominated by an opportunistic media.
Walter Lippmann, 2007
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The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion
In this book John Zaller develops a comprehensive theory to explain how people acquire political information from the mass media and convert it into political preferences.
John Zaller, 1992
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The Illusion of Public Opinion: Fact and Artifact in ...
In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as "public opinion" in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created by vague or misleading survey ...
George F. Bishop, 2005
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Reading Public Opinion: How Political Actors View the ...
Reading Public Opinion offers one provocative approach for understanding how public opinion fits into the empirical world of politics.
Susan Herbst, 1998
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Evolution of the Judicial Opinion: Institutional and ...
In this sweeping study of the judicial opinion, William D. Popkin examines how judges' opinions have been presented from the early American Republic to the present.
William D. Popkin, 2007
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Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent
With contributions written from social-scientific, historical, critical and cultural traditions, the book illuminates the importance and richness of treating "public opinion" as a multifaceted concept.Written by leading thinkers in the ...
Theodore Lewis Glasser, Charles T. Salmon, 1995
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Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
For this reason, when we need to make a decision we often seek out the opinions of others. This is true not only for individuals but also for organizations. This book is a comprehensive introductory and survey text.
Bing Liu, 2012
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Penal Populism and Public Opinion : Lessons from Five ...
Although criminal justice systems vary greatly around the world, one theme has emerged in all western jurisdictions in recent years: a rise in both the rhetoric and practice of severe punishment at a time when public opinion has played a ...
Julian V. Roberts Professor of Criminology University of Ottawa, Chicago Loretta J. Stalans Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Loyola University, David Indermaur Senior Research Fellow at the Crime Research Center University of Western Australia, 2002
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Legal Opinion Letters: A Comprehensive Guide to Opinion ...
This unique guide covers all aspects - drafting, requesting, receiving, interpreting and evaluating - of both client and third-party legal opinion letters.
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPINION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term opinion is used in the context of the following news items.
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This slur on my opinion of the Labour leadership is wrong on every …
A Times headline suggests that I think Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper are not tough enough to lead. That is not my view, and I said nothing to ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Opinion: Iran as Munich in 1938, North Korea in 1994
Opinion: Iran as Munich in 1938, North Korea in 1994. Protesting Iran deal ... Here's a look back at the week in Opinion. Subscribe to the ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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Opinion Journal: Kissel's Weekly Opinion Wrap
Opinion Journal: Kissel's Weekly Opinion Wrap. 7/24/2015 4:17PM. Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel wraps up the week's commentary and highlights her top ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Ethics Commission Reaffirms Earlier Opinion On Ticket Sales to …
LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission on Friday adopted an advisory opinion reaffirming an earlier opinion that state legislators cannot ... «Times Record, Jul 15»
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Opinion poll puts Nitish-Lalu combine ahead in Bihar
As per the opinion poll, around 54% of respondents feel Nitish should be given one more chance to become CM whereas 44% are against it. «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Nitish-Lalu alliance ahead in Bihar: Opinion poll
As per the opinion poll, the NDA is expected to lead in Bhojpur and Magadh region, while Nitish-Lalu alliance is likely to take over in East Bihar ... «indiatvnews.com, Jul 15»
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Opinion: Charter schools prove more productive despite less funding
A longtime public advocate of school choice, Atlanta attorney Glenn Delk wrote a detailed response to the recent AJC report on uneven charter ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
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Union to hear public opinion on new position
MODOC – The public can voice their opinion of the proposed combined principal and superintendent position for Union Schools during a ... «Muncie Star Press, Jul 15»
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After charges dismissed, Rick Brunson addresses court of public …
Sometimes, the court of public opinion is tougher. "I want to move forward," Brunson said. "I just want to clear my name. I'm not an angel. But I'm ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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Opinion/Letter: Student, a new citizen, is role model
Here at Piedmont Virginia Community College, we were thrilled to see one of our former students, Gaisu Yari, featured in the Monticello ... «The Daily Progress, Jul 15»

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