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 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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By educable I mean the willingness to listen to alternative viewpoints, digest the information and change one's mind. Because Trump's views on security are less well formed, to the point of being naive, I surmise he is more open to listening to the views of those he respects, and therefore more liable to change his mind.
It's tough to imagine allowing some paint on canvas to change one's mind, let alone to inspire one to put one's most fundamental beliefs and religious convictions on trial.
The word "stubbornness" connotes an unwillingness to change one's mind despite contrary arguments.
But, it is always possible to change one's mind, and, I will consult my colleagues on all these issues," he added.
But it is always possible to change one's mind and I will consult my colleagues on all these issues." The prime minister made it clear that Rahul Gandhi's intervention in the matter does not amount to undermining the decisions of the Cabinet or the PM's authority.
It's always possible to change one's mind," said the PM over Gandhi's calling "nonsense" the ordinance that protected convicted lawmakers.