change (someone's) mind

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change (someone's) mind

To convince someone to think differently about something. You can try all you want, but you're not changing my mind about going to that party! I need to change my teacher's mind about me. I swear I'm not a slacker, but that's what she thinks!
See also: change, mind
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: change, mind
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

change (one's) mind

To reverse a previously held opinion or an earlier decision.
See also: change, mind
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"Do please explain to her how disappointed I am, and it was very nice of you to come and ask me to change my mind."
And then there are the things I change my mind about every day, several times: God, crisps, democracy, the internet, euthanasia, Corbyn, alcohol, the free market.
The last thing I want to do is change my mind about changing my mind about changing my mind.
"WHEN the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?" So goes the famous quote attributed to influential economist John Maynard Keynes.
"Some of the lads don't think I'm going to retire, that I'll change my mind.
"Designers are very clever at trying to persuade me to do it each season and it's flattering that they do, but nothing would change my mind," she added.
"Even though I paid for the [hotel room in Mexico], when I got to the room and changed my mind, I had a right to change my mind. I knew that intellectually but not experientially," she explains.
I mean, what are we supposed to do once we get there?" I'm starting to change my mind about this whole Birthday Party House thing.
I really want to change my mind about this whole thing right now.
I also listen to other tapes--country and western, rock and roll, religious, or an inspirational speaker to help me change my mind set."[6]
Sometimes I think I'm ready for sex and we get started, then I feel uncomfortable and change my mind. My boyfriend gets upset and I get upset and feel guilty.
Everyone says I'll change my mind and settle down one day but I don't see it myself.
And I see no reason now to change my mind. If the scientists keep dithering, someone has to take a stand and I am happy for that person to be me.
No amount of money will make me change my mind. I don't need to know if Rangers want him or not, because Shearer will be going nowhere."