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- (transitive, intransitive) To have or express as an opinion; to opine.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 3, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes […], book II, London: […] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:
- notwithstanding being (as he saith) counselled by a friend of his, at that instant, to kill himselfe, it fell out well for him to opinionate himselfe [transl. s'opiniatrer] yet in hope […].
- 2002, Mike Thomas, Chicago Sun-Times, 15 Apr 2002:
- He doesn't editorialize and he doesn't try to opinionate. It is just the facts.
- (reflexive) To have a given opinion.
- (archaic) opinionated
- 1815, Richard Brathwaite, Essays Upon the Five Senses: Revived by A New Supplement:
- May humility henceforth conduct me; for conceit of knowledge, through an opinionate arrogance, hath made me many times glory in my own ignorance.