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To have an opinion or opinions - thesaurus

Synonyms

think

verb

to have a particular opinion about someone or something

believe in

to think that an idea or a way of doing something is good or right

say

verb

to think something, or to have a particular opinion

consider

verb

to have a particular opinion about someone or something

hold

verb

to have an opinion about something

incline

verb

formal to tend to behave in a particular way or to have a particular attitude or opinion

reckon

verb

spoken to have a particular opinion about someone or something

have a mind of your own

to have strong opinions and the ability to make your own decisions

know best

used for saying whose opinion is most important

look on

to think of someone or something in a particular way

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accredit

verb

to believe that someone has a particular quality

ascribe to

to believe something is the cause of something else

ascribe to

to believe that something is a typical quality of someone or something

ascribe to

to believe that a particular person wrote a book or a piece of music, painted a picture, etc. so that people generally accept this to be true

attribute to

to believe that something is the result of a particular situation, event, or person’s actions

attribute to

to believe or say that something was written, said, painted, etc. by a particular person

believe

verb

to have an opinion about what is true or what might happen, although there is no proof

deem

verb

formal to consider that someone or something has a particular quality

espouse

verb

formal to give your support to an idea, principle, or belief

feel

verb

to have a particular way of thinking about something, especially one that depends on your emotions rather than on facts or evidence

give someone credit for something

to believe that someone is good at something or has a particular good quality

have

verb

used for saying that there is an idea, a belief, or a feeling in your mind

have an ax to grind

to have an opinion that you are trying to persuade others to share or an idea that you are trying to persuade others to take action about

inherit

verb

to have a belief, tradition, or way of life that you received from people who lived before you

lean

verb

to tend to choose or support something

presume

verb

to think that something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain

put/place a premium on something

to believe that a particular quality or activity is very important

say

verb

if people say something or if something is said, it is the opinion of a lot of people

say something to yourself

to have something in your mind, especially something that you are trying to make yourself believe is true

scent blood

to believe that an opponent is in a weak position and you can get an advantage over them

smell a rat

to believe that something dishonest, illegal, or wrong has happened

stand

verb

to behave in a particular way

stand

verb

to have a particular attitude or view about a person or subject

stereotype

verb

to believe that someone has a particular character only because this is what many people believe someone of their particular class, nationality, etc. must be like, and not because you know anything about their personality

suspect

verb

to believe that someone has done something, usually something bad

suspect

verb

to believe that something is bad or worse than it appears

take

verb

to have or to show a feeling or opinion

think positively

to believe that good things will happen or that a situation will improve

think the best/worst of someone

to decide that someone has good/bad qualities before you know them or understand their situation

view

verb

to think about or consider a subject or issue in a particular way

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