Definition of convert noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//ˈkɒnvɜːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnvɜːrt//
convert (from something) (to something) a person who has changed their religion, beliefs or opinions a convert to Islam converts from other faiths a convert to the cause
Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘turn round, send in a different direction’): from Old French convertir, based on Latin convertere ‘turn about’, from con- ‘altogether’ + vertere ‘turn’.Extra examples Pope Clement was a convert from paganism. a recent convert to Catholicism an attempt to gain converts to Communism
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