In a blog, we have "Topics"

In stackoverflow, we have "Questions"

What single term do we use if we want to ask for opinions? (I find the sentence "ask for opinions" to be too long, and I must find single word to replace it, just like Questions & Topics)

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    You have Topics, Questions, Answers, and . . . what's wrong with Opinions? Nov 28, 2018 at 20:33
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    Editorials. Soapbox, Rants
    – Jim
    Nov 28, 2018 at 21:00
  • One normally "solicits opinion", so perhaps "Solicitations".
    – epsilon
    Nov 28, 2018 at 22:20

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How about poll?

5 a : a questioning or canvassing of persons selected at random or by quota to obtain information or opinions to be analyzed

(source: Merriam-Webster)


consult is the verb routinely used for seeking an opinion.

So (in the British parliament) a government is required to “consult” bodies and persons that might be affected by proposed legislation.

In medicine, if a doctor suspects an illness in which s/he is not expert, s/he ‘consults’ a specialist (who have the professional title ‘consultants’). ‘Management consultants’ are people from whom businesses and business people seek opinions/advice. They consult them. We speak of ancient Greeks ‘consulting’ the oracle at Delphi.

So I suggest ‘consult.

  • The problem with 'consult' is that it has by now acquired a technical meaning. The days are gone when a consultation could begin and end on the same day.
    – JeremyC
    Nov 28, 2018 at 22:28

If you're after what people think about a film or a show they have seen, or about a product they have bought, "critical review" is current usage.

"Opinions" and "suggestions" are simpler terms and may fit, depending on context.


In newspapers they have a 'vox pop' where they ask people their opinions on issues of the day. It derives from the Latin vox populi (‘the people's voice’). It's a pretty common term here in Australia?


For your title define the act of asking for an opinion, consider propose:

Put forward (an idea or plan) for consideration or discussion by others.
‘he proposed a new nine-point peace plan’
Oxford Living Dictionaries

Use Proposals for a term analogous to Questions:

A plan or suggestion, especially a formal or written one, put forward for consideration by others.
‘a set of proposals for a major new high-speed rail link’
Oxford Living Dictionaries

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