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con·vert

 (kən-vûrt′)
v. con·vert·ed, con·vert·ing, con·verts
v.tr.
1. To change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product; transform: convert water into ice.
2. To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another; adapt to a new or different purpose: convert a forest into farmland.
3. To persuade or induce to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief: convert pagans to Christianity; was converted to pacifism by the war.
4. To exchange for something of equal value: convert assets into cash.
5. To express (a quantity) in alternative units: converting feet into meters.
6. Logic To transform (a proposition) by conversion.
7. Law To appropriate (another's property) without right to one's own use.
8. Sports
a. To complete (a conversion, penalty shot, or free throw) successfully.
b. To score (a spare) in bowling.
v.intr.
1. To undergo a conversion: We converted to Islam several years ago.
2. To be converted: a sofa that converts into a bed; arms factories converting to peacetime production.
3.
a. Football To make a conversion.
b. Sports To shoot and score a goal, especially immediately after receiving a pass or gaining control of a rebound.
n. (kŏn′vûrt′)
One who has been converted, especially from one religion or belief to another.

[Middle English converten, from Old French convertir, from Latin convertere, to turn around : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: convert, metamorphose, transfigure, transform, transmogrify, transmute
These verbs mean to change into a different form, substance, or state: convert stocks into cash; misery that was metamorphosed into happiness; a gangling adolescent who was transfigured into a handsome adult; transformed the bare stage into an enchanted forest; a boom that transmogrified the sleepy town into a bustling city; transmute one's experiences into fiction.

convert

vb (mainly tr)
1. to change or adapt the form, character, or function of; transform
2. to cause (someone) to change in opinion, belief, etc
3. to change (a person or his or her way of life, etc) for the better
4. (intr) to admit of being changed (into): the table converts into a tray.
5. (Chemistry) (also intr) to change or be changed into another chemical compound or physical state: to convert water into ice.
6. (General Physics) (also intr) to change or be changed into another chemical compound or physical state: to convert water into ice.
7. (Law) law
a. to assume unlawful proprietary rights over (personal property)
b. to change (property) from realty into personalty or vice versa
8. (Rugby) (also intr) rugby to make a conversion after (a try)
9. (Logic) logic to transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion
10. (Mathematics) to change (a value or measurement) from one system of units to another
11. (Banking & Finance) to exchange (a security or bond) for something of equivalent value
n
a person who has been converted to another belief, religion, etc
[C13: from Old French convertir, from Latin convertere to turn around, alter, transform, from vertere to turn]
conˈvertive adj

con•vert

(v. kənˈvɜrt; n. ˈkɒn vɜrt)

v.i.
1. to change into something of different form or properties; transmute; transform.
2. to cause to adopt a different religion, belief, political doctrine, course, etc.
3. to cause a change from disbelief to faith.
4. to turn to another use or purpose; modify so as to serve a different function: to convert the study into a nursery.
5. to obtain an equivalent value for in an exchange or calculation, as money or units of measurement: to convert yards into meters.
6. to exchange (a bond or preferred stock) for another security, esp. common stock.
7. to cause (a substance) to undergo a chemical change: to convert sugar into alcohol.
8. to invert or transpose.
9.
a. to assume unlawful rights of ownership of (personal property).
b. to change the form of (property), as from realty to personalty or vice versa.
10. to transpose the subject and predicate of (a logical proposition) by conversion.
11. to transmute (fertile material) into fissile nuclear fuel by neutron bombardment.
v.i.
12. to become converted.
13. to make a conversion in football or basketball.
n.
14. one who has been converted, as to a religion.
[1250–1300; < Latin convertere to change completely]
syn: See transform.

Convert

See also religion.

1. the condition of a new convert to a religious belief.
2. the condition of a newly baptized convert to the early Christian church. — neophyte, n. — neophytic, adj.
1. the act of becoming or the condition of being a convert to an opinion, political party, or religious group.
2. an active policy of inviting or persuading converts, especially to a religious position. — proselyte, n. — proselyter, proselytist, n. — proselytize, v. — proselytistic, adj.

convert


Past participle: converted
Gerund: converting

Imperative
convert
convert
Present
I convert
you convert
he/she/it converts
we convert
you convert
they convert
Preterite
I converted
you converted
he/she/it converted
we converted
you converted
they converted
Present Continuous
I am converting
you are converting
he/she/it is converting
we are converting
you are converting
they are converting
Present Perfect
I have converted
you have converted
he/she/it has converted
we have converted
you have converted
they have converted
Past Continuous
I was converting
you were converting
he/she/it was converting
we were converting
you were converting
they were converting
Past Perfect
I had converted
you had converted
he/she/it had converted
we had converted
you had converted
they had converted
Future
I will convert
you will convert
he/she/it will convert
we will convert
you will convert
they will convert
Future Perfect
I will have converted
you will have converted
he/she/it will have converted
we will have converted
you will have converted
they will have converted
Future Continuous
I will be converting
you will be converting
he/she/it will be converting
we will be converting
you will be converting
they will be converting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been converting
you have been converting
he/she/it has been converting
we have been converting
you have been converting
they have been converting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been converting
you will have been converting
he/she/it will have been converting
we will have been converting
you will have been converting
they will have been converting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been converting
you had been converting
he/she/it had been converting
we had been converting
you had been converting
they had been converting
Conditional
I would convert
you would convert
he/she/it would convert
we would convert
you would convert
they would convert
Past Conditional
I would have converted
you would have converted
he/she/it would have converted
we would have converted
you would have converted
they would have converted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convert - a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Converso - (medieval Spain and Portugal) a Jew or Moor who professed to convert to Christianity in order to avoid persecution or expulsion
proselyte - a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism
Verb1.convert - change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
transduce - cause transduction (of energy forms)
metricate, metricise, metricize, metrify - convert from a non-metric to the metric system
decimalise, decimalize - change to the decimal system; "The country decimalized the currency in 1975"
float - convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data"
2.convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
caramelise, caramelize - convert to caramel
rasterize - convert (an image) into pixels
convert - change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"
humify - convert (plant remains) into humus
verbalise, verbalize - convert into a verb; "many English nouns have become verbalized"
sporulate - convert into spores
novelise, novelize, fictionalise, fictionalize - convert into the form or the style of a novel; "The author novelized the historical event"
deaden - convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
opalise, opalize - replace or convert into opal; "opalized tree trunks"
receive - convert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals"
reconvert - convert back; "Hollywood is reconverting old films"
malt - convert into malt
malt - convert grain into malt
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
feudalize - bring (a country or people) under feudalism
flour - convert grain into flour
reclaim - make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state; "The people reclaimed the marshes"
ferment, work - cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
nitrify - convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
fossilise, fossilize - convert to a fossil; "The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone"
tan - treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
dress - convert into leather; "dress the tanned skins"
compost - convert to compost; "compost organic debris"
transition - cause to convert or undergo a transition; "the company had to transition the old practices to modern technology"
transcribe - convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA
scrap - make into scrap or refuse; "scrap the old airplane and sell the parts"
keratinise, keratinize - convert into keratin
diazotize - convert (an amine) into a diazo compound
hay - convert (plant material) into hay
lignify - convert into wood or cause to become woody
mineralize - transform (a metal) into an ore
mineralize - convert into a mineral substance
ozonise, ozonize - convert (oxygen) into ozone
slag - convert into slag
sulfate - convert into a sulfate
cutinize - convert into cutin
duplex - change into a duplex
encode - convert information into code; "encode pictures digitally"
3.convert - change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She converted to Buddhism"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
convert - cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
4.convert - exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"
rectify - convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current"
utilize - convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
capitalise, capitalize - convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital
replace - substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"
launder - convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones
switch, change, shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
break - exchange for smaller units of money; "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"
5.convert - cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
convert - change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She converted to Buddhism"
Islamise, Islamize - convert to Islam; "The Mughals Islamized much of Northern India in the 16th century"
Christianise, Christianize - convert to Christianity; "missionaries have tried to Christianize native people all over the world"
evangelise, evangelize - convert to Christianity; "The missionaries evangelized the Pacific Islanders"
catholicise, catholicize, latinise, latinize - cause to adopt Catholicism
proselytise, proselytize - convert to another faith or religion
6.convert - score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone; "Smith converted and his team won"
convert - score (a spare)
rack up, score, tally, hit - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
7.convert - complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw"
convert - score (a spare)
rack up, score, tally, hit - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
8.convert - score (a spare)
bowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
convert - complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw"
convert - score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone; "Smith converted and his team won"
rack up, score, tally, hit - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
9.convert - make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"
persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
disarm - make less hostile; win over; "Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely"
10.convert - exchange a penalty for a less severe one
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
11.convert - change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
caramelise, caramelize - be converted into caramel; "The sugar caramelized"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
malt - turn into malt, become malt
immobilise, immobilize - convert (assets) into fixed capital
melanise, melanize - convert into, or infiltrate with melanin

convert

verb
1. change, turn, transform, alter, metamorphose, transpose, transmute, transmogrify (jocular) a handy table which converts into an ironing board
2. adapt, modify, remodel, reorganize, customize, restyle By converting the loft, they were able to have two extra bedrooms.
3. reform, save, convince, proselytize, bring to God I resent religious people who insist on trying to convert others.
noun
1. neophyte, disciple, proselyte, catechumen She was a recent convert to Roman Catholicism.

convert

verb
To change into a different form, substance, or state:
Translations
مُهتدِ الى دين، مُعتَنِق دينا آخريَتَحَّوَلُيُحوِّليَعتَنِق دينا آخر
konvertitaobrátit napřeměnitpřestavětzměnit
konverterekonvertitlave omomdanneomvende
muuntaa
pretvoriti
megtérítmegtért
breyta; vera umbreytanlegurskipta um trútrúskiptingur
変える
...을 (...으로) 변하게 하다
atverčiamasatverstikabrioletaskeičiamaskeičiamumas
atgrieztaisjaunpievērstaiskonvertētpārveidotpārvērst
konvertitaobrátiť
preureditispremenitispreobrniti se
omvända
เปลี่ยน
değiş mekdeğiştirmekdön mekdönmedönüş mek
chuyển đổi

convert

[ˈkɒnvɜːt]
A. Nconverso/a m/f
to become a convertconvertirse, hacerse converso
B. [kənˈvɜːt] VT
1. [+ appliance] → adaptar; [+ house] → reformar, convertir (into en) (Fin) [+ currency] → convertir (to, into en) (Rel) → convertir (to a) (fig) → convencer (to a) to convert sth intoconvertir algo en, transformar algo en
2. (Rugby, US Football) → transformar
3. (Jur) → apropiarse ilícitamente (to one's own use para uso propio)
C. [kənˈvɜːt] VIconvertirse (to a)

convert

[kənˈvɜːrt]
vt
(= alter) → transformer, aménager
to convert sth from sth → convertir qch de qch
to convert sth into sth [+ room] → transformer qch en qch
We've converted the loft into a spare room → Nous avons transformé le grenier en chambre d'amis.; [+ measurement] → convertir qch en qch
(to religion)convertir
(RUGBY) [+ try] → transformer
[ˈkɒnvɜːrt] n (= person) → converti(e) m/f
a convert to sth [+ religion, ideology] → un(e) converti(e) à qch
to be a convert to sth → avoir été converti(e) à qch

convert

n (lit, fig)Bekehrte(r) mf; (to another denomination) → Konvertit m; to become a convert to something (lit, fig)sich zu etw bekehren
vt
(= transform)konvertieren (→ into in +acc); (Fin, Sci also) → umwandeln (→ into in +acc); (Rugby) → verwandeln; measuresumrechnen (→ into in +acc); van, caravan etcumrüsten, umbauen (into zu); atticausbauen (into zu); buildingumbauen (into zu); applianceumstellen (→ to auf +acc); a sofa that can be converted into a bedein Sofa, das sich in ein Bett verwandeln lässt; most of the town has now been converted to natural gasder größte Teil der Stadt ist jetzt auf Erdgas umgestellt
(Rel, fig) → bekehren (to zu); (to another denomination) → konvertieren
visich verwandeln lassen (→ into in +acc)

convert

[n ˈkɒnvɜːt; vb kənˈvɜːt]
1. nconvertito/a
2. vt
a. (Rel) to convert (to)convertire a
b. to convert (to, into) (gen) → convertire (in); (house) → trasformare (in), convertire (in)
c. (Rugby, Am Ftbl) → trasformare

convert

(kənˈvəːt) verb
1. to change from one thing into another. He has converted his house into four separate flats; This sofa converts into a bed.
2. to change from one religion etc to another. He was converted to Christianity.
(ˈkonvəːt) noun
a person who has been converted to a particular religion etc. a convert to Buddhism.
conˈvertible adjective
that may or can be converted. a convertible sofa.
noun
a car with a folding or detachable top.
conˌvertiˈbility noun

convert

يَتَحَّوَلُ změnit konvertere umwandeln μετατρέπω convertir muuntaa convertir pretvoriti convertire 変える ...을 (...으로) 변하게 하다 converteren omforme przerobić converter трансформировать omvända เปลี่ยน değiştirmek chuyển đổi 转换
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The only person who offered enough to make it worth her while to try juvenile literature was a worthy gentleman who felt it his mission to convert all the world to his particular belief.
Mary was a stewardess, and she tried to convert him on the way over.
The politic captain of the Canadas had deemed it wiser to submit to entertain a passive friend, than by any acts of ill-judged severity to convert him into an open enemy.
It appears to have been his object to convert the mind of Alice into a kind of telescopic medium, through which Mr.
Then, she was supported by an unnatural tension of the nerves, and by all the combative energy of her character, which enabled her to convert the scene into a kind of lurid triumph.
I saw him, from the midst of my act, meet it with a divination, and on the perception that even now he only guessed, and that the window was still to his own eyes free, I let the impulse flame up to convert the climax of his dismay into the very proof of his liberation.
That lively cry upon this deadly calm might almost convert a better man.
Here, however, was a new religion-- one that did touch him, that took hold of every fiber of him; and with all the zeal and fury of a convert he went out as a missionary.
Nice people," he would say; "wanted to convert me, but couldn't come it, exactly.
I believe they never turn out except for an eleventh-hour convert.
Encouraged by this to a further examination of his opinions, she proceeded to question him on the subject of books; her favourite authors were brought forward and dwelt upon with so rapturous a delight, that any young man of five and twenty must have been insensible indeed, not to become an immediate convert to the excellence of such works, however disregarded before.
I endeavoured to convert what might have been between myself and Agnes, into a means of making me more self-denying, more resolved, more conscious of myself, and my defects and errors.