Definition of close or shut one's eyes to in English:

close (or shut) one's eyes to

  • Refuse to acknowledge (something unpleasant): he couldn’t close his eyes to the truth—he had cancer
    More example sentences
    • If we refuse than God closes his eyes to us forever.
    • What a pity that so many writers who, in other circumstances, are optimists about human progress, should shut their eyes to what is happening.
    • But the mere fact that she shut her eyes to what you regard as the obvious is not enough.
See parent entry: eye

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: māj
noun
a magician or learned person