• To keep an open mind means to wait until you know all the facts before having an opinion or making a judgment.
  • Willing to listen to and hear an opposing or contradictory view.
  • To know that you can be wrong even if you think you are wrong.

1. It’s important to keep an open mind when the unexpected happens.


2. I have some advice for you Kitty, keep an open mind and have fun in life.


3. I’m writing a blog about 5 steps for helping you keep an open mind.


4. Remember that keeping an open mind is key but don’t let others try to put things in it.

approachable, broad-minded, flexible, impartial, interested, liberal-minded, observant, open to suggestions, perceptive, permissive, persuadable, sway-able, tolerant, unbiased, understanding

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Keep one’s word

  • To keep one’s word means to do what one has promised.
  • To uphold one’s promise; to do as one says.
  • To do what you said you would.

1. A: Daddy, can I expect you to come see the play this Wednesday?

B: I’d love to! And I’ll keep my word.


2. Being able to keep your word is an important trait as a lawyer.


3. My boss loves to work with people who keep their word.


4. I had a hard time keeping my word before I went to rehab.

assure, be as good as your word, be true to your word, comply with, convince, guarantee, keep promise, keep you side of the bargain, obligation, pledge, reassure, stand by your promise, vow, word of honour

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