come to one's senses

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of come to one's senses

: to begin to think in a sensible or correct way after being foolish or wrong
  • He finally came to his senses and gave up his plans to quit his job and become an artist.
  • When will you come to your senses? Don't you realize that she's been lying to you?

Word by Word Definitions

sense play senses
  1. : a meaning conveyed or intended : import, signification

  2. : the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs

  3. : a specialized function or mechanism (such as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch) by which an animal receives and responds to external or internal stimuli

  1. : to perceive by the senses (see 1sense 2)

  2. : to be or become conscious of

  3. : grasp, comprehend


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