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To form an opinion, or to have an idea - thesaurus

Synonyms

measure

verb

to form an opinion about how good or bad something is

come up with

to think of something such as an idea or a plan

judge

verb

to form an opinion about something after considering all the details or facts

infer

verb

formal to form an opinion about something that is based on information that you already have

appraise

verb

formal to form an opinion about how successful, effective etc someone or something is

conceive

verb

to think of something such as a new idea, plan, or design

hit on

to suddenly have an idea

sum up

to make a judgment about what someone or something is like

conceptualize

verb

formal to form an idea about what something is like or how it should work

draw a conclusion/an inference

to decide what to believe about something after you have considered the facts

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adjudge

verb

formal to make an official judgment about someone or something

assimilate

verb

to take in an idea or information and make it part of your knowledge so that you can use it effectively

build (up) a picture of

to gradually develop an idea of what someone or something is like

collect your thoughts

to spend a short time thinking before making a decision or forming an opinion

conceptualise

a British spelling of conceptualize

conjecture

verb

formal to decide that something is true or likely based on the information that you have

establish

verb

to discover, prove, or decide that something is true

fasten on

to accept and start to use an idea or suggestion very quickly and with enthusiasm

feel your way

to make decisions and changes slowly, because you are not certain about what you are doing

find

verb

to have something as an opinion because of things that you have noticed or experienced yourself

get

verb

to start to have an idea or feeling

get hold of the idea (that)

to start to think that something is true, usually when it is not

go by

to base an opinion on something

go on

to base an opinion or decision on something

ground

verb

to base a decision or idea on a particular thing

hit

verb

if an idea or the truth hits you, you suddenly realize it

incubate

verb

if you incubate an idea or a plan, or if it incubates, it develops gradually

let someone be the judge of something

used for saying that someone should have their own opinion about something and not accept what they are told

never/don’t judge a book by its cover

used for saying that you should not form an opinion about someone or something only from their appearance

place

verb

to have a particular attitude towards someone or something

predicate

verb

formal to base an action or decision on the existence or truth of something else

prejudge

verb

to make a judgment about someone or something before you know everything about them

size up

to think carefully and form an opinion about a person or a situation

take it (that)

used for saying that you expect that the person who you are talking to knows something or will do something

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