A Muslim convert, Samantha Lewthwaite grew up in the suburbs outside London, the daughter of a British Army officer.
As the Anti-Defamation League notes, this narrative entails “the annihilation of Jews…who refuse to convert at Armageddon.”
My jailer said I had to convert to Islam if I hoped to survive.
President Obama, now that he has taken control of GM, needs to convert the factories to new and needed uses immediately.
Like Gingrich, he is a convert and a thrice-married sinner engaged continually in confession and absolution.
Redoubled efforts to convert the Indians also mark this period.
Think of a slave trying to convert a free man to a slave religion.
It is no wonder that Mohammedan missionaries find it easy to convert the blacks of Africa.
No attempt which has ever been made to convert them into slaves, has availed much.
I implore you, I charge you on your soul, convert me not into this demon.
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.).