change mind

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change someone's mind

to cause a person to think differently (about someone or something). Tom thought Mary was unkind, but an evening out with her changed his mind. I can change my mind if you convince me that you are right.
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change your mind

to have a different opinion or intention than you had before If you don't buy the painting now, he may change his mind and refuse to sell it. After the interview I completely changed my mind about her abilities.
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change (one's) mind

To reverse a previously held opinion or an earlier decision.
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Feminists for Life takes an educational approach and aims to change minds, not so much on the national political level, but in the halls of higher education.
Editorial writing should be forceful--with a clear purpose, and a clear message--and change minds.
To change those red states to blue, then, progressives have to change minds by first reframing the debate.
From Lenny Bruce to Richard Pryor to Chris Rock, comedy has the ability to change minds in a way that nothing else can.
I know, however, that bald arguments do not change minds or hearts.
The Culture Committee is in a strong position to change minds - provided members can appreciate the exact parallel they have drawn.
Oftentimes, successful programs change minds by transforming people's attitudes--toward themselves, toward their fellow citizens, and toward their communities.
Social studies teachers say the goal of discussions is not to necessarily change minds, but to forge a deeper understanding of issues.
It's no use trying to change minds, you have to be committed and wanting to play and wear the shirt with pride.
The earliest black writers believed in the "power of literature to change minds," says Dickson D.
Sir, - I wonder if I might take the unusual step of commenting on my own letter (Bombs don't change minds, Post, June 8) in the light of recent events in the Balkans.
But I certainly will speak my opinion of it and try to change minds.