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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!
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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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change (one's) mind

To reverse a previously held opinion or an earlier decision.
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All involved in Changing Minds - the staff, volunteers and these brilliant young ambassadors - are making a huge difference across Wales, and National Lottery players can be proud to have supported their work.
As a fan of expandables I have heard all of the horror stories and excuses why hunters don't like them, but the Snyper has some great new features that should be changing minds.
Art became an in dependent spiritual force, as capable as religion -- sometimes a good deal more capable--of changing minds and opening eyes.
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The affirmative action debate is burdened by more than its share of writers who care not a whit about changing minds, only scoring points.
My fellow students laughed at first but they soon started applauding because I was changing minds and influencing people.
He said after establishing an integrated emergency services infrastructure essential for saving lives and providing citizens with a right to timely disaster response and care without discrimination, Rescue 1122 was now working for changing minds of the public to establish socially responsible, healthy, safer and more resilient communities.
The community training wing, Rescue 1122, under supervision of Deeba Shahnaz Akhter has initiated this educational programme for saving lives by changing minds of community for safety culture.
I'm happy to embrace the challenge of changing minds.
Inspired by and dedicated to Judith Snow, a wheelchair-using author, lecturer and campaigner, this powerful personal story is about changing minds and changing lives.