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convert

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verb con·vert \kən-ˈvərt\

Definition of convert

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to bring over from one belief, view, or party to another They tried to convert us to their way of thinking.b :  to bring about a religious conversion in The missionaries converted the native people to Christianity.

  3. 2a :  to alter the physical or chemical nature or properties of especially in manufacturing converting starch into dextroseb (1) :  to change from one form or function to another converted the attic into a bedroom (2) :  to alter for more effective utilization convert a coal furnace to oil (3) :  to appropriate without rightc :  to exchange for an equivalent convert foreign currency into dollars convert a bond

  4. 3 obsolete :  turn

  5. 4 :  to subject to logical conversion

  6. 5a :  to make a goal after receiving (a pass) from a teammateb :  to score on (an attempt, such as a try for point or free throw)c :  to make (a spare) in bowling

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to undergo conversion He converted to Islam.

  9. 2 :  to succeed in an attempt for a point, field goal, or free throw

Examples of convert in a sentence

  1. They tried for two points but could not convert.

  2. They had many chances to score but they couldn't convert their opportunities.

  3. They had chances to score but couldn't convert.

Origin and Etymology of convert

Middle English, from Anglo-French convertir, from Latin convertere to turn around, transform, convert, from com- + vertere to turn — more at worth


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of convert

transform, metamorphose, transmute, convert, transmogrify, transfigure mean to change a thing into a different thing. transform implies a major change in form, nature, or function. transformed a small company into a corporate giant metamorphose suggests an abrupt or startling change induced by or as if by magic or a supernatural power. awkward girls metamorphosed into graceful ballerinas transmute implies transforming into a higher element or thing. attempted to transmute lead into gold convert implies a change fitting something for a new or different use or function. converted the study into a nursery transmogrify suggests a strange or preposterous metamorphosis. a story in which a frog is transmogrified into a prince transfigure implies a change that exalts or glorifies. joy transfigured her face

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convert

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noun con·vert \ˈkän-ˌvərt\

Definition of convert

  1. :  one that is converted a convert to Christianity

Examples of convert in a sentence

  1. I didn't think I'd like paying my bills online, but now I'm a convert.

  2. the converts were the most vocal and fervent worshippers in the church

1561

First Known Use of convert

1561

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms



CONVERT Defined for English Language Learners

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convert

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verb con·vert \kən-ˈvərt\

Definition of convert for English Language Learners

  • : to change (something) into a different form or so that it can be used in a different way

  • : to change to a different system, method, etc.

  • : to change from one form or use to another


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convert

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noun con·vert \ˈkän-ˌvərt\

Definition of convert for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has changed to a different religion, belief, political party, etc.


CONVERT Defined for Kids

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convert

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verb con·vert \kən-ˈvərt\

Definition of convert for Students

converted

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converting

  1. 1 :  to change from one form to another There are mechanical devices that convert air into beautiful sounds. — E. B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan

  2. 2 :  to change from one belief, religion, view, or party to another

  3. 3 :  to exchange for an equivalent I converted my dollars into euros.


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convert

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noun con·vert \ˈkän-ˌvərt\

Definition of convert for Students

  1. :  a person who has been convinced to change to a different belief, religion, view, or party


Law Dictionary

convert

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transitive verb con·vert \kən-ˈvərt\

Legal Definition of convert

  1. 1a :  to change from one form or use to another b :  to exchange (property) for another especially of a different kind if property…is compulsorily or involuntarily convertedInternal Revenue Code; especially :  to exercise the right of conversion by exchanging (preferred shares or bonds) for common stock

  2. 2 :  to appropriate (another's property) by conversion the bailee converted the goods to his own use — see also embezzle

converter

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convertible

\kən-ˈvər-tə-bəl\ play adjective


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