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.
See also: change, 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.
See also: change, mind

(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]
See also: change, mind
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.
See also: change, mind
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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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References in classic literature ?
"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.
A lot of the new information I have has also been discovered by the general public many of whom want to change their minds.
Knowing how politicians can change their minds on promises and election pledges this does take some believing.
The deal was voted down with a huge majority but unlike the people's vote in the referendum, the MPs had a chance to change their minds and had a second vote where the same deal was voted down a second time.
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.
"When I visited my grandmother in the hospital in a North Gyeongsang provincial town, an old woman in the same room turned off the television when the summit was on the air and said 'I don't want to watch this crap.' I think many old people, who are conservative in particular, will never change their minds about Kim," office worker Kim Han-baek, 29, said.
EUROPEAN Council president Donald Tusk yesterday made a plea for British voters to change their minds and stay in the European Union.
Will Tommy and Tina change their minds? Izzy's dad Owen seems to think so when he gives them an ultimatum.
I think in future it will be OK, they will change their minds."
I don't flatter myself that my letter did all that much to persuade the powers that be to change their minds, but I like to think that it helped - you know, the straw that broke the camel's back sort of thing?
But when people consistently have great difficulty making a decision--and change their minds at the slightest provocation--then there is usually need for better psychological understanding and personal improvement.
And more politicians might change their minds if pressure grows.
I know people change their minds and I know new research comes out all the time which may alter received wisdom.