change (someone's) mind

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change (someone's) mind

To convince someone to think differently about something. You can try all you want, but you're not changing my mind about going to that party! I need to change my teacher's mind about me. I swear I'm not a slacker, but that's what she thinks!
See also: change, mind
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.