Opinion vs Survey - What's the difference?

opinion | survey |

As nouns the difference between opinion and survey

is that opinion is opinion while survey is the act of surveying; a general view, as from above.

As a verb survey is

to inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
  • I would like to know your opinions on the new systems.
    In my opinion , white chocolate is better than milk chocolate.
    Every man is a fool in some man's opinion .
    Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. -
  • The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
  • * 1606 , , I. vii. 32:
  • I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people.
  • * South
  • Friendship gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion of his friend.
  • (obsolete) Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
  • * 1597 , , V. iv. 47:
  • Thou hast redeemed thy lost opinion .
  • * Milton
  • This gained Agricola much opinion , who enterprises.
  • (obsolete) Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
  • * 1590 , , V. i. 5:
  • Your reasons at / dinner have been sharp and sententious, pleasant / without scurrility, witty without affection, audacious / without impudency, learned without opinion , and / strange without heresy.
  • The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
  • (European Union law) a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible
  • Derived terms

    * advisory opinion * be of the opinion * in my humble opinion/IMHO * in my opinion * in one's opinion * opinion poll * public opinion * scientific opinion * second opinion

    See also

    * fact


    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To have or express as an opinion.
  • * 1658', But if (as some '''opinion ) King ''Ahasuerus'' were ''Artaxerxes Mnemon'' [...], our magnified ''Cyrus'' was his second Brother — Sir Thomas Browne, ''The Graden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 166)
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    (wikipedia survey) (en noun)
  • The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (John Denham)
  • Under his proud survey the city lies.
  • A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of a particular group of items, in order to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality.
  • A survey''' of the stores of a ship; a '''survey''' of roads and bridges; a '''survey of buildings.
  • An examination of the opinions of a group of people.
  • The local council conducted a survey of its residents to help it decide whether to go ahead with the roadside waste collection service.
  • A questionnaire or similar instrument used for examining the opinions of a group the people.
  • I just filled out that survey on roadside waste pick-up.
  • The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of any part of the earth's surface.
  • A measured plan and description of any portion of country.
  • The owners of the adjoining plots had conflicting surveys .


    * (act of surveying) prospect, surveil * (particular view) review

    Derived terms

    * trigonometric survey


    (en verb)
  • To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (John Milton)
  • Round he surveys and well might, where he stood, So high above.
  • To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (John Dryden)
  • With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round.
  • To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.
  • To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast.
  • To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.
  • Derived terms

    * surveying * surveyal * surveyance * surveyee * surveyor