re·​con·​vert (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈvərt How to pronounce reconvert (audio)
reconverted; reconverting; reconverts
transitive : to cause (something) to undergo reconversion : cause to change back to a previous state or condition
To pay bills, they must reconvert the cash into money orders or electronic payments for another fee.Albert B. Kelly
… I learned that the auditorium had been built as a dance hall in 1912, converted into a skating rink in the 1930s, then reconverted to hold dances and concerts.Christopher Reynolds
intransitive : to undergo reconversion : to return to a previous state or condition
… just before or just after the sack of Rome by the imperial forces of Charles V in 1527, he seems to have left the city once more, bound apparently for Tunis where he is said to have reconverted to Islam …Clifford Geertz

Examples of reconvert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The irony is that many of those conversions have since been returned (reconverted) to their original berlinetta configuration, which, also suffering from not being original coupes, are worth less in turn. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2024 Drivers may need to plan ahead when visiting Logan Street Market, Atrium Brewing and other businesses soon as one of Louisville's busier corridors is set to be reconverted for two-way traffic later this year. The Courier-Journal, 8 Jan. 2024 Buono is a man with a mission: to reconvert Europe to nuclear energy and increase nuclear’s share of the growing electricity market to over 30%. Peter Vanham, Fortune Europe, 28 Nov. 2023 Time is running out for oil companies and industrial firms to reconvert to stop emitting greenhouse gases and to adapt to the new digital world. Esade Business & Law School, Forbes, 5 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconvert was in 1587

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Cite this Entry

“Reconvert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: to convert back
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