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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"Creativity, Culture and Education is set to carry out some very valuable work in stimulating the creativity of the nation's children, developing their skills and raising their aspirations and achievements as well as opening their minds to the myriad of cultural activities in the UK."
"I was very pleased to be able to guide a number of people into opening their minds to other avenues within their businesses to limit the losses they have been facing over the past few months.'"
The best teachers are inspirational, enthusing our children and opening their minds to the joys of learning.
For dancers, those pivotal moments might come from seeing a breathtaking performance, watching the evolving artistry of a colleague, or opening their minds to the revelations offered by a coach, choreographer, or director.
Project manager Jackie Carr said: "This programme is all about finding the leaders of tomorrow and opening their minds to the issues that affect today's decision makers.