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convert (noun) a person who has changed his religion or opinions.
A convert is a person who has given up their old religion and has adopted another religion. A convert to Christianity is one who has embraced Christianity, and has renounced their old faith. A person who gives up their old opinions and adopts new opinions is also a convert.
- The Christian missionaries won a large number of converts in Asia and Africa to Christianity, and it was not easy for the converts as they had to face the anger of their countrypersons who did not change their faiths.
- Scientists like Galileo had to wait for a long time and undergo persecution before they could have converts to their scientific theories.