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convert

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1 a person who has recently been persuaded to join a religious sect
  • The converts were the most vocal and fervent worshippers in the church.
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2 one who follows the opinions or teachings of another
  • The British biologist T. H. Huxley was one of the earliest converts to Darwin's theory of evolution.
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convert

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1 to persuade to change to one's religious faith
  • young missionaries who go door-to-door trying to convert people
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2 to change in form, appearance, or use
  • The old factory was converted into an apartment building.
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3 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests
  • Many who used to insist that global warming was a myth have since been converted.
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4 to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right
  • The bailee converted the goods to his own use.
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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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