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!
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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 (one's) mind

To reverse a previously held opinion or an earlier decision.
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For our psychological balance, we are meant to change our minds.
Are we, the enduring presence of Jesus in the world, willing to change our minds when the "signs of the times" engage us in conversation about the role of women in ministry, the exclusion of our brothers and sisters from the Communion table, the reinstatement of married celebrants of the Eucharist?