1. I〔信仰心を起こすこと〕a religious awakening

    発心する experience a religious awakening;〔出家する〕take the tonsure

    • 彼は30歳の時に発心した
    • He became a Buddhist priest at thirty.
  1. II〔思い立つこと〕
    • 発心して法律を学ぶことにした
    • He resolved [made up his mind] to study law./〔心を入れかえて〕He turned over a new leaf and began studying law.