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.
See also: change, way
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His changed ways come hand-in-hand with a new television series on CBBC, Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed, which embraces difference and diversity.
As it evolved tools and approaches, the telecommunication revolution has also changed ways of thinking and behaviors.
The changed ways of working and people's increasing mobility between different countries, makes it necessary for the regulations concerning social insurance benefit payments to people working in other countries to be made simpler and more understandable," Iva said in a press release.
Renaissance optical instruments such as telescopes changed ways of seeing and understanding the world.
But the troubled celeb, whose drinking led to him being sacked from the Street in 2007 after playing Les for ten years, has managed to win back Sandra after promising her he had changed ways.
We will see continued movement toward a more virtual, adaptive and flexible sector: more telecommuting, mobile service delivery, online engagement with clients and the public, and similarly changed ways of doing business.
Trade unions are nearing the end of a 90-day consultation period after which the new job descriptions and changed ways of working will be implemented.
The article went on to argue that universities will have to invest heavily in revamping their library facilities to reflect the changed ways in which students learn and study.