Convert Definition

kən-vûrt
converted, converting, converts
verb
converted, converting, converts
To change from one form or use to another; transform.
Convert grain into flour.
Webster's New World
To cause to change as from one religion, doctrine, or course to another.
Webster's New World
To persuade or induce to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief.
Convert pagans to Christianity; was converted to pacifism by the war.
American Heritage
To exchange for something equal in value.
Webster's New World
To exchange (preferred stock, bonds, etc.) for another kind or class of security, esp. common stock.
Webster's New World
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noun
converts
A person converted, as to a religion.
Webster's New World
A person who is now in favour of something that he or she previously opposed or disliked.
I never really liked broccoli before, but now that I've tasted it the way you cook it, I'm a convert!
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Singular:
convert
Plural:
converts

Origin of Convert

  • Middle English converten from Old French convertir from Latin convertere to turn around com- intensive pref. com– vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French convertir, from Latin converto (“turn around”)

    From Wiktionary

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