open the eyes of (someone)

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open the eyes of (someone)

To cause someone to see, realize, or understand the truth about something. The local painter has been trying to use his art to open the eyes of his fellow citizens to the injustices suffered by the homeless in the town.
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open the eyes of someone

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open someone's eyes

COMMON If something or someone opens the eyes of someone or opens their eyes, they cause them to become aware of things for the first time. As a writer, she opened the eyes of a generation to the beauty of English architecture. Being in prison opened her eyes to aspects of modern America that she wasn't aware of before.
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Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 22 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Hanumanth Rao on Monday said that he will take the Hajipur victims' families to party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to open the eyes of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR).
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 22 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Hanumanth Rao on Monday said that he will take the families of Hajipur victims to the party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to "open the eyes of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR)."
NETHERTON optometrist Rena Souten (above) helped open the eyes of athletes.
You have also helped open the eyes of our children, who take the magazine and share certain articles with their teachers.
Consequently, "the experiments on osmium should open the eyes of both theoreticians and experimentalists to new possibilities for very strong, hard, and tough materials," he says.
Whether or not your compatriot Mr Heddings is convicted of murder or if he is proven innocent, you have the opportunity to use this tragedy to open the eyes of thousands of boys and young men who read your magazine to the very real epidemic of domestic violence and also child abuse.