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.
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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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Pierre looked over his spectacles with naive surprise, now at him and now at her, moved as if about to rise too, but changed his mind.
On seeing her, he would have risen, but changed his mind, then his face flushed hotly--a thing Anna had never seen before, and he got up quickly and went to meet her, looking not at her eyes, but above them at her forehead and hair.
He told me he thought the life of an army horse was very pleasant; but when it came to being sent abroad over the sea in a great ship, he almost changed his mind.
"Amir decided to quit test cricket two years ago and discussed it with Mickey Arthur who had few sessions with him on this issue and eventually made him understand that it is not the right decision at this stage and Amir finally changed his mind," said the PCB official here.
But, speaking to reporters on Monday, PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said Amir would have retired from the longer format earlier had coach Arthur not changed his mind. "Amir decided to quit Test cricket two years ago and discussed it with Mickey Arthur, who had a few sessions with him on this issue and eventually made him understand that it is not the right decision at this stage and Amir finally changed his mind," the PCB official said.
Paolo "Pulong" Duterte has changed his mind and will be joining the race for House speaker in the 18th Congress.
He said the former president had publicly changed his mind on the matter so many times over the past few months alone.
Once upon a time, he said that Buhari will not be President but he changed his mind,' he said.
"There's no doubt he changed his mind," Hughton told the Argus.
But McDonnell said he had changed his mind on tactics but not on needing to tackle the deficit.
Last week when out shopping, a man collared me in a store to ask my advice as staff would only give him a credit note not a refund for the jumper he'd bought and changed his mind on - even though he had the receipt.
The 54-year-old music mogul has changed his mind and has told his pregnant girlfriend that he doesn't want to miss such an important moment and has decided to get over his phobia of delivery suites, the Daily Star reported.
HUDDERSFIELD MP Barry Sheerman has changed his mind about gay marriage.
But now I desperately want a baby and he hasn't changed his mind.
MANCHESTER UNITED were close to appointing Sven Goran Eriksson as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor in February 2002 when the Glaswegian changed his mind about retiring.