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convert

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of convert

  1. 1 a person who has recently been persuaded to join a religious sect <the converts were the most vocal and fervent worshippers in the church> Synonyms neophyte, proselyte Related Words regenerate; newcomer, novice, novitiate, recruit; catechumen

  2. 2 one who follows the opinions or teachings of another <the British biologist T. H. Huxley was one of the earliest converts to Darwin's theory of evolution> Synonyms acolyte, adherent, follower, disciple, epigone, liege man, partisan (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votaryRelated Words apostle, missionary, proselytizer, soldier; faithful, loyalist; advocate, backer, champion, supporter; protégé, scholar, student; ideologist, ideologue (also idealogue), sectarian; admirer, cultist, devotee, enthusiast, fan, idolater (or idolator), worshipper (or worshiper), zealot; apparatchik, camp follower, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), hanger-on, henchman, lackey, lickspittle, minion, myrmidon, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-manNear Antonyms apostate, defector, renegade, traitor, turncoatAntonyms coryphaeus, leader




convert

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of convert

  1. 1 to persuade to change to one's religious faith <young missionaries who go door-to-door trying to convert people> Synonyms proselyte, proselytize Related Words missionize; brainwash, influence, sway; propagate Near Antonyms secularize; dissuade

  2. 2 to change in form, appearance, or use <the old factory was converted into an apartment building> Synonyms alchemize, make over, metamorphose, transfigure, transform, transmute, transpose, transubstantiate Related Words adjust, alter, modify, recast; redefine, redesign, redo, reengineer, refashion, regenerate, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, vary; deform, disfigure, distort, mutate, transmogrify; displace, replace, substitute, supplant

  3. 3 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest request <many who used to insist that global warming was a myth have since been converted> Synonyms argue, bring, bring around, persuade, convince, gain, get, induce, move, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)Related Words blandish, blarney, cajole, coax, entreat, exhort, fast-talk, urge, wheedle; allure, beguile, lead on, lure, seduce, snow, tempt; brainwash, overpersuade; incline, influence, move, prompt, sell, sway; attract, draw, entice, interest; chew over, converse, debate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), moot; reason (with)Near Antonyms deter, discourage, dissuade, unsell

  4. 4 to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right <the bailee converted the goods to his own use> Synonyms arrogate, commandeer, appropriate, expropriate, pirate, preempt, press, seize, take over, usurpRelated Words annex, attach, claim, confiscate, impound, repossess, sequester; assume, collar, grab, grasp, snatch, steal, wrench, wrest; despoil, loot, pillage; encroach, infringe, invade, occupy, preoccupy, trespass; embezzle, misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate





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