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.
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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.
They have changed their minds and are asking for a second vote which they would accept.
Huddersfield folk had changed their minds, says Barry.
"They then get the staff confused and use sleight of hand to hide away some of the cash they are given, before claiming to have changed their minds and handing back what staff believe to be the full amount.
But, asked if they had changed their minds since the June 2016 vote, Telegraph readers pretty much responded with a resounding no to that question.
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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.
Just days after announcing that they would broadcast a lecture advocating conversion therapy for gay men, officials at the Mormon-run school changed their minds.
"I find it particularly strange that Rangers gave us permission to play Vidmar, but 48 hours later we received a letter saying they had changed their minds with no explanation.
But he walked free from Paisley Sheriff Court yesterday after witnesses, who told police Athif was at the rammy, changed their minds.
He tried to make out nothing had happened and said they didn't have sex because they'd both changed their minds about cheating on me.