open (one's) mind (to something)

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open (one's) mind (to something)

To be, or cause someone to be, 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 huge 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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When a piece of art is able to change peoples' feelings, habits or opinions in a good way, or if it opens their minds, I think that is special and meaningful no matter what form it takes--a song that you hear, a text that you read or a picture that you see.
Her best friend, the wise and brilliant Dari, has a thirst for knowledge that sometimes leads the two down treacherous roads and opens their minds to information that the village has often considered taboo.