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British pronunciation/tʃˈeɪndʒ wˈɒnz mˈaɪnd/
American pronunciation/tʃˈeɪndʒ wˈʌnz mˈaɪnd/
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to change one's opinion or decision regarding something

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to [change] {one's} mind definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "change one's mind" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "change one's mind" can be attributed to Old English and Middle English usage, specifically the word "mynd" in Old English and "mind" in Middle English. The term "mind" in this context referred to one's thoughts, intellect, or mental processes. The concept of changing one's mind has been a part of human language and communication for centuries, reflecting the inherent flexibility and adaptability of human cognition. This phrase is used in various contexts and occasions to describe situations where individuals alter their opinions, decisions, or beliefs. It can be employed in personal, social, or professional settings.

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to make someone change their opinion, belief, etc. on a particular matter

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He wasn't going to come, but at the last minute he changed his mind.
but I've changed my mind.
Trying to convince him to change his mind is like trying to milk a bull - it's just not going to happen.
You never know, she might change her mind.
Trying to convince the stubborn client to change their mind is like whistling in the wind - it's unlikely to have any effect.
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