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.

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


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“Open (someone or something) to (someone or something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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