Origin of converted
verb (used with object)
- to assume unlawful rights of ownership of (personal property).
- to change the form of (property), as from realty to personalty or vice versa.
verb (used without object)
Origin of convert1
Synonyms for convert
Examples from the Web for converted
Contemporary Examples of converted
Keopuolani converted on her deathbed in 1823, instructing her son Kamehameha II to protect the missionaries.How Haoles Destroyed Hawaii
December 7, 2014
When Vreeland first converted to Buddhism, the world he joined was completely sealed.From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
December 3, 2014
Importantly, as part of the interim plan, Iran has diluted or converted its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium.Iran Nuke Deal: A Matter of War or Peace
November 23, 2014
Hauchard converted to Islam in high school at 17, and is said to have suddenly begun wearing a beard and djellaba.Showing the Faces of Its Murderers, ISIS Shows Its Global Reach
November 18, 2014
Her hyperrealist paintings are so powerful that they converted her atheist parents to Christians.Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All
November 17, 2014
Historical Examples of converted
Ah, I remember the night I was converted, as if it were yesterday.
The day which his Maker intended as a blessing, man has converted into a curse.Sunday under Three Heads
He has had it, just as it was found, converted into a breastpin.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
When the multitudes were not converted by the miracles, they fled terrified.
The fifty professors then declared that they were converted.
verb (kənˈvɜːt) (mainly tr)
- to assume unlawful proprietary rights over (personal property)
- to change (property) from realty into personalty or vice versa
Word Origin for convert
c.1300, from Old French convertir, from Vulgar Latin *convertire, from Latin convertere "turn around, transform," from com- "together" (see com-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Originally in the religious sense. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by gecyrren, from cierran "to turn, return." Related: Converted; converting.
1560s, from convert (v.). Earlier was convers (early 14c.).