[ kuh n-vur-tid ]
/ kənˈvɜr tɪd /


noting a specified type of person who has been converted from the religion, beliefs, or attitudes characteristic of that type: a converted Christian; a converted thief.
noting anything, formerly of the type specified, that has been converted to something else: His yacht is a converted destroyer escort.

Origin of converted

First recorded in 1585–95; convert1 + -ed2

Related forms

qua·si-con·vert·ed, adjectiveun·con·vert·ed, adjective

Definition for converted (2 of 2)


[ verb kuh n-vurt; noun kon-vurt ]
/ verb kənˈvɜrt; noun ˈkɒn vɜrt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become converted.
Football. to make a conversion.


one who has been converted, as to a religion or opinion.

Origin of convert

1250–1300; Middle English converten < Latin convertere to change completely, equivalent to con- con- + vertere to turn round (see verse); convert (noun) replacing converse, Middle English convers (< Anglo-French) < Latin; see converse2


1 See transform.
2 proselytize.
16 proselyte, neophyte, disciple.

Related forms

con·ver·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for converted


verb (kənˈvɜːt) (mainly tr)

noun (ˈkɒnvɜːt)

a person who has been converted to another belief, religion, etc

Derived Forms

convertive, adjective

Word Origin for convert

C13: from Old French convertir, from Latin convertere to turn around, alter, transform, from vertere to turn
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