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.
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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When my uncles changed their minds in regard to colonizing their families at the mills, as they did in about a year, it became necessary for my father to look about for some new employment, and he naturally looked in the old direction.
"If the customer claims to have changed their mind and asks for the original notes back, insist on getting your money and counting it before returning anything."
But if the consumer has "changed their mind" the costs of returning fall on the consumer, unless the trader's terms and conditions provide otherwise.
Does a consumer have an automatic right to get his/her money back if they have changed their mind about something they have purchased and there is nothing wrong with it?
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Tuesday said his Bulgarian colleagues haven't changed their mind about withdrawing from the Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline project.Last week, while many state officials from Southeast Europe were in Saint Petersburg for the SPIEF international economic forum, Novak and Greek counterpart Panagiotis Lafazanis said they would try to bring the project back to life.Bulgaria quit Burgas-Alexandroupolis in 2012, thus putting to an end the Russia-Greece oil pipeline project it which it had been a key transit country.On Friday the subject was broached in talks between Novak and Bulgaria's Energy Minister Temenuzka Petkova, who explained Sofia had not changed her mind about the abandoned pipeline.
"We had a bid accepted for pounds 3.5m for Albertz but when we rang yesterday they had changed their mind. I don't feel that is treating us with respect."
They have changed their minds and are asking for a second vote which they would accept.
Huddersfield folk had changed their minds, says Barry.
It said those over the age of 40 especially changed their minds.
Although makers of the show had previously confirmed its return in a sequel next year, they seem to have changed their minds now.
Nearly half changed their minds and acknowledged the necessity of treatment within 2 weeks of being hospitalized, reports Angela S.
An increasingly popular tactic among these clinics is to show pregnant women ultrasound images of their fetus; a 2005 survey of a large network of pregnancy clinics found that nearly three-quarters of women who had been "strongly leaning" toward having an abortion changed their minds after seeing a sonogram.
The two committee members who voted against the standards changed their minds the next day and decided to vote with the majority.