open (one's) mind (to something)

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open (one's) mind (to something)

To become or cause one to become receptive to or prepared to consider something, such as a topic, idea, opinion, perspective, etc. Being in college really helped open my mind to the myriad of beliefs and ideals to which different people around the world adhere. I know you're hesitant about seeing a psychic about this, but try opening your mind a bit—you might be pleasantly surprised!
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*open mind

a mind or attitude that is open to new ideas and opinions. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; keep~.) Please try to be nice and keep an open mind. It's all not as bad as you think.
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open mind

A mind receptive to different opinions and ideas, as in Her open mind could see merit in the new method. This phrase is often put as keep an open mind, as in The judge cautioned the jury to keep an open mind while hearing the evidence. [First half of 1800s]
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open your mind to

be prepared to consider or acknowledge; be receptive to.
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All I would ask is that we don't close our minds to harbour a single idea but open our minds to all ideas.
In this compilation of lectures by Watts, the man who introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies, we once again hear the call to reevaluate Western culture's constructs and to open our minds to other possibilities.
If we open our minds to the possibility that an intelligent designer exists, then all sorts of possibilities present themselves: that this intelligent designer knows us and cares about us; that this intelligent designer has a plan or purpose for us; that this intelligent designer has intervened into the cosmos on our behalf; that this intelligent designer has revealed more about himself, his plan, and his will through special revelation such as the Bible.
Case studies open our minds to innovative ideas that even the most seasoned communicators can appreciate.
The second verse becomes more personal as we are challenged to "open our lips, open our minds to ponder, open the door of concord opening into grace.
A master illusionist, George will open our minds to the wonder of persuasive marketing psychology.
He says we should open our minds to the brainpower of animals, which is exhibited in the ways they deceive each other and us, trade and barter among themselves, and make tools.