The definition of a convert is a person who has come around to a new way of thinking or who has been persuaded to change his religion or beliefs.(noun)
An example of a convert is a person who joins a cult and abandons his old religious beliefs.
To convert is to change, to cause someone or something to change, or to alter your beliefs.(verb)
See convert in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME converten < OFr convertir < L convertere < com-, together + vertere, to turn: see verse
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verb con·vert·ed, con·vert·ing, con·verts verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English converten
Origin: , from Old French convertir
Origin: , from Latin convertere, to turn around
Origin: : com-, intensive pref.; see com-
Origin: + vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
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See also religion.
1. the condition of a new convert to a religious belief.
2. the condition of a newly baptized convert to the early Christian church. —neophyte, n. —neophytic, adj.
1. the act of becoming or the condition of being a convert to an opinion, political party, or religious group.
2. an active policy of inviting or persuading converts, especially to a religious position. —proselyte, n. —proselyter, proselytist, n. —proselytize, v. —proselytistic, adj.
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