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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With the Tikkun, we are re-enacting the preparation that God asked of us before accepting the Torah, as Ruth accepted it, by opening our mind and soul to the Torah and the Ten Commandments.
is not about talking business, but about opening our minds to embrace thinking in a different way," du CEO Osman Sultan said in his opening address.
God will help us all to do what is right and to not be fearful of opening our minds to the truth.