open (one's) eyes to (someone or something)

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open (one's) eyes to (someone or something)

1. To see or realize the truth about something. Open your eyes to reality, Stan—they're just using you for cheap labor!
2. To cause one to see or realize the truth about something. The documentary really opened my eyes to the conditions in that country.
See also: eye, open

open someone's eyes to someone or something

Fig. to cause someone, including oneself, to become aware of someone or something. We finally opened our eyes to what was going on around us. The events of last night opened my eyes to Tom.
See also: eye, open
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Once in space he encounters two "jinners" (engineers), Hooglich and Russo, who open his eyes to what really goes on in the Space Navy.
Alluding to Mitterrand's assertions that he was "more agnostic than anything else," the cardinal added, "May Francois Mitterrand find in the company of saints the help, forgiveness and courage finally to open his eyes to the invisible.