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!
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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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Very few on either side of the constitutional divide seem open to changing their mind.
I can even well understand someone being pro EU in 1975 but changing their mind since.
Rangers have been criticised for initially giving Tony Vidmar permission to play, then changing their minds two days later.
The Mirror thinks there should be help for ministers who keep changing their minds.
Elizabeth said she and Alex started thinking about changing their minds and reclaiming the child about a month after birth.