change (one's) mind

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change (one's) mind

1. To change one's original opinion, choice, or plan. Politicians get criticized for flip-flopping, but I think we should value the ability to change one's mind on an issue. I guess he changed his mind and decided to go to the beach instead.
2. To persuade or cause one to change one's original opinion, choice, or plan. I never liked mushrooms before, but you really changed my mind with this dish. He's set on buying that car. Don't bother trying to change his 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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(I) changed my mind.

I have reversed my previous decision or statement. Tom: I thought you were going to Atlanta today. Bill: I changed my mind. I'm leaving tomorrow. Mary: I thought that this room was going to be done in red. Sue: I changed my mind.
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change one's mind

Alter one's views or intentions, as in I can always change my mind about going on this trip. [Early 1600s]
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change your ˈmind

change your decision or opinion: He was intending to go to the party but now he’s changed his mind and decided to stay in.
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change (one's) mind

To reverse a previously held opinion or an earlier decision.
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References in classic literature ?
Tom did not change his mind until he heard Beecher's name mentioned.
I should not be surprised if he were to change his mind at last, and not go.
Suppose I did; mayn't a man change his mind on further acquaintance?
Hamel should change his mind as to taking up his residence at the Tower, I think you would not find me in any sense of the word an obdurate or exacting guardian.
Chris Hughton criticised Dean for appearing to change his mind after initially holding a yellow card following the challenge on Gaston Ramirez, which left the Uruguayan nursing a nasty looking gash at the top of his shin.
The Clippers were making a late push to keep Jordan as LA teammates, team owner Steve Ballmer and coach Doc Rivers sought to change his mind about the Mavericks move.
For example, it is a basket of mangoes; he's not going to change his mind.
I don't think he can change his mind next year when we play in the Champions League," Mancini added.
He said: "How the ref, who was closer to the incident, saw fit to change his mind on the linesman's advice I'll never know.
BLACKBURN manager Mark Hughes praised assistant referee Darren Cann's "honesty" after he appeared to change his mind and allow the goal which earned Rovers a 2-2 draw at Manchester City last night.
But he said he'll keep a close watch on any future Judiciary Committee hearings, in case something comes up that could change his mind.
He tells Djimi Traore he's coming off, only to change his mind when the full-back is undressed and heading for the showers.
An Ohio educator wants to take Jay Leno for a spin and change his mind about community colleges while she's at it.
So the latest Iraq War revelation, that Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, did change his mind about the legality of invasion, is another blow to the Prime Minister's credibility.
I am hoping that he will be willing to change his mind on some moral issues in a way that is more in line with the clear teaching of the Bible and the declared position of the Anglican Communion," Bishop Benn said.