Convert meaning

kən-vûrt'
To convert is to change, to cause someone or something to change, or to alter your beliefs.

An example of convert is when you buy a single family house and break it up into apartments.

An example of convert is when you convince someone to change from Catholic to Protestant.

An example of convert is when you exchange dollars into Euros.

An example of convert is when you change your religion from Catholic to Protestant.

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The definition of a convert is a person who has come around to a new way of thinking or who has been persuaded to change his religion or beliefs.

An example of a convert is a person who joins a cult and abandons his old religious beliefs.

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To change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product; transform.

Convert water into ice.

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To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another; adapt to a new or different purpose.

Convert a forest into farmland.

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To undergo a conversion.

We converted to Islam several years ago.

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To persuade or induce to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief.

Convert pagans to Christianity; was converted to pacifism by the war.

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To exchange for something of equal value.

Convert assets into cash.

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To express (a quantity) in alternative units.

Converting feet into meters.

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To transform (a proposition) by conversion.
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To appropriate (another's property) without right to one's own use.
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To complete (a conversion, penalty shot, or free throw) successfully.
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To score (a spare) in bowling.
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To be converted.

A sofa that converts into a bed; arms factories converting to peacetime production.

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To make a conversion.
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To shoot and score a goal, especially immediately after receiving a pass or gaining control of a rebound.
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One who has been converted, especially from one religion or belief to another.
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To change from one form or use to another; transform.

Convert grain into flour.

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To cause to change as from one religion, doctrine, or course to another.
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To exchange for something equal in value.
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To make (the extra point or points of a conversion) after a touchdown or try.
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To change (a proposition) by conversion.
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To exchange (preferred stock, bonds, etc.) for another kind or class of security, esp. common stock.
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To exchange (a currency) for an equivalent amount of another currency or precious metal.
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To appropriate or use (another's property) by.
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To change (property) from real to personal, or the reverse.
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To be converted.
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To knock down all of the standing pins on the second bowl, scoring a spare.
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To make a conversion.
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A person converted, as to a religion.
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A person who has converted to his or her religion.

They were all converts to Islam.

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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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To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.

A kettle converts water into steam.

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To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another.

He converted his garden into a tennis court.

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They converted her to Roman Catholicism on her deathbed.

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To exchange for something of equal value.

We converted our pounds into euros.

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To express (a quantity) in alternative units.
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To express (a unit of measure) in terms of another; to furnish a mathematical formula by which a quantity, expressed in the former unit, may be given in the latter.

How do you convert feet into metres?

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(law) To appropriate wrongfully or unlawfully; to commit the common law tort of conversion.
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(intransitive, rugby football) To score extra points after (a try) by completing a conversion.
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(soccer) To score (a penalty).
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(intransitive, ten-pin bowling) To score a spare.
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(intransitive) To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief.

We’ve converted to Methodism.

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(intransitive) To become converted.

The chair converts into a bed.

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(logic) To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.
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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