find/get religion

Definition of find/get religion

informal + sometimes disapproving

  1. 1 :  to become religious :  to decide to follow a particular religion My dad found religion after surviving a car accident.

  2. 2 :  to stop doing something that others think is wrong and begin to do something others think is good or correct The mayor got religion on public transit and is now pushing plans to build a new subway.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to come upon often accidentally :  encounter

    :  to meet with (a particular reception)

    :  to come upon by searching or effort

  1. :  an act or instance of finding

    :  something found: such as

    :  a valuable discovery

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  the state of a religious

    :  the service and worship of God or the supernatural

    :  commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance

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to cast off or become cast off

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