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

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
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 young girls always change their minds?" asked George, with an embarrassed smile.
Once or twice lately they have had reason to change their minds. You know, I dare say, in what a terribly disturbed state European affairs are just now.
This is why leaders do change their minds. In other words, 'Great leaders are willing to change their mind when confronted with new information', as Todd Henry would say.
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YOUR ONLINE RIGHTSThe Consumer Contracts Regulations say that when goods are ordered online, or anywhere away from the trader's usual place of business and the goods are not bespoke, the consumer can "change their mind" within 14 days from the date of delivery and obtain a full refund.
While many shops do offer to refund or replace purchasers if consumers change their mind, they are under no legal obligation to do so unless the item is faulty.
Shoppers normally have seven working days from the day after their clothes arrive to change their mind and request a refund.
Your client may not be able to stop the process even if they change their mind. This may have a negative impact on your relationship with your client; and
And anyone who signs on the dotted line will LOSE the legal right to change their mind within seven days.
Your survey poll stated that 13% "would change their mind".
Personally, I think that's pretty refreshing - most politicians lie and fib and squirm, and like the Tories support war then change their minds when it might win votes, oppose student fees then change their mind, oppose devolution then fight for Assembly seats when there's a chance of winning.
"Everyone's entitled to change their mind and now I'm so glad I did."
I wonder if New Labour will yet change their mind about 24-hour drinking?
Tony Blair thinks they will change their mind when they realise the true danger of Saddam Hussein.
"People think it is not such a big league here but I am sure they will change their mind when we are successful in Europe.