Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To have or express as an opinion; to opine.
  • v. To have a given opinion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Opinionated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having an opinion or belief; having a view or belief of a kind indicated; stiff in opinion; firmly or unduly adhering to one's own opinion; obstinate in opinion.

Etymologies

From opinion +‎ -ate, perhaps after Middle French opinionner. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While Juan Williams 'statement to O'Reilly calls into question the news analyst's trust and credibility, NPR raised their own questions of credibility in allowing him to opinionate on Fox to begin with.

    Jim Lichtman: Williams/O'Reilly

  • Using your military experience as a means to opinionate with such anger and personal assaults isn't honoring yourself, or those millions of others who have also defended this country.

    President Obama back on the fundraising circuit

  • If I wanted to hear Archie Bunker type opinionate rants I would listen to Limbaugh — the simple fact is the world is full of these bigoted opinion spewers and living in Texas I can find one of these idiots at the local dairy queen out in the outlying areas eating them some chicken fried steak fingers and speaking the same idiotic wisdom consistently regurgitates.

    Think Progress » Limbaugh on Michael J. Fox: ‘I Take Back None of What I Said’

  • And assure your selves worthy Ladies, that I doe not tell this tale onely to follow the order enjoyned me; but also to informe you that such Saint-like holy Sirs, of whom we are too opinionate and credulous, may be, yea and are (divers times) cunningly met withall, in theyr craftinesse, not onely by men, but likewise some of our owne sexe, as shall make it apparant to you.

    The Decameron

  • CASEY SHOUTED DOWN It is all very well to opinionate about free speech, but it ain't free if it's used to kill you.

    Love and Rage Electronic Edition Part 3

  • Prince, Kinge Richard the Third; who albeit I shold guilde with farre better termes of eloquence then I have don, and freate myself to deathe in pursuite of his commendations, yet his disgrace beinge so publicke, and the worlde so opinionate of his misdoings, as I shold not be able so farre to justifie him as they to condemne him.

    Notes and Queries, Number 42, August 17, 1850

  • What I see not at the first view, I shall lesse see it if I opinionate my selfe upon it.

    Of Bookes.

  • 'I opinionate it's moist perhaps, at certain times,' returned the man.

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • 'Well,' observed the General, gravely, 'if there wasn't any hope or chance in the speculation, it wouldn't have engaged my dollars, I opinionate.'

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Typical American undereduca­ted and over opinionate

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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