change (one's) ways

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change (one's) ways

To start behaving in a different, usually preferable, way. After I got in yet another fight at school, the headmaster told me that I had to change my ways or else I'd be expelled. No matter how old you are, there is still time to change your ways.
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change your ˈways

start to live or behave in a different way from before: I’ve learned my lesson and I’m going to try to change my ways.It’s unlikely your boss will change his ways.
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The minister challenged local authorities to be innovative and bring about new frameworks and laws to change ways of doing business.
The US and the EU have the potential and leverage to get China to change ways on non-transparent subsidies and other disruptive state measures.
We have to change ways of doing things to ensure such resources are used to empower them.
Elkhosht pointed out that the camp includes 6 regiments with 100 students for each regiment to graduate 600 young leaders who have the ability to change ways of student thinking from superstitious thinking to scientific realistic thinking.
"We will change ways of viewing with new form factors and user experiences to cater to various needs of consumers.
'To the extent that the problems are deliberate manipulations, it is time to repent and change ways, for the sake of the survival of our nation, now and for future generations to come.'
Eighty-five percent of the French demand that Macron change his attitude toward concerns of the French people, while 80 percent want the president to change ways he communicates with them.
Leader of the House in the Senate Shibli Faraz said 'We need to change ways of irrigation in the country to compete issues like drought.
The leader of the House in the Senate Shibli Faraz said: "We need to change ways of irrigation in the country to tackle issues like drought.
Once you digest the implications of what free power means, you'll realise the world is set to change ways, even more fundamentally than how communications changed it.
The post Discussions to change ways of mediating loan restructuring appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
" They influenced people in such a way that people started believing that they will really change ways, thoughts and means of the system, but they are exposed now.
There is no way forward for the council under the current system, and we have got to change ways of doing things.
"CBT is designed to help people change ways of thinking and behavior that have problematic outcomes," Dr.