think for oneself


: to form opinions and make decisions without help from other people

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That, and the freedom to think for oneself. Judith Shulevitz, The Atlantic, 28 July 2021 Its starting point has always been a willingness to think for oneself, a feeling of respect and concern for our fellow creatures and a refusal to be complicit in abuse, and people of such conviction come from everywhere. Matthew Scully, National Review, 4 Oct. 2020

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“Think for oneself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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