open (someone or something) to (someone or something)


: to allow (a particular group of people) to enter, use, or participate in (something)
He opens his home to anyone who needs a place to stay.
This year, we've opened the contest to all children under the age of 16.
: to cause or allow (someone or something) to be affected by (something bad, such as criticism)
Their actions have opened the government to charges of corruption.
By being secretive about her past, she opens herself (up) to political attacks.

Examples of open (someone or something) to (someone or something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meta’s new Audiobox model, for example, is only open to a limited number of researchers who apply to use it. Richard Nieva, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Our windows were open to the desert outside, the air all sagebrush and sunburnt dirt. Nancy Walecki, The Atlantic, 30 Nov. 2023 Available to Spotify Premium users in the United States, these listening parties will be open to top fans of a select group of artists, including Ava Max, JVKE, Chelsea Culter and Lauren Daigle. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, 29 Nov. 2023 The National Christmas Tree, as well as 58 smaller trees, are open to the public to visit for free from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 29 Nov. 2023 The San Marino gardens weren’t yet open to the public and the grounds were eerily quiet but for the whooshing of leaves in the wind and the intermittent trilling of wild parrots. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 For the best experience, visit from May to October, although the restaurant is open to patrons year-round. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 29 Nov. 2023 Google tools for generating revenue from web ads or in-app purchases are technically open to Palestinians but can, in practice, be inaccessible due to challenges verifying their identity or collecting payment. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2023 In a strange way, this sense of mystery makes the novel more hopeful, or at least more open to possibility. Adam Kirsch, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Open (someone or something) to (someone or something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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