What does convert mean?
Definitions for convert
kənˈvɜrt; ˈkɒn vɜrtcon·vert
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a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
convert, change oververb
change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
"We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
change the nature, purpose, or function of something
"convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief
"She converted to Buddhism"
change, exchange, commute, convertverb
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"
cause to adopt a new or different faith
"The missionaries converted the Indian population"
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"
"score a penalty shot or free throw"
score (a spare)
convert, win over, convinceverb
make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
"He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"
commute, convert, exchangeverb
exchange a penalty for a less severe one
change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change
"The substance converts to an acid"
A person who has converted his or her religion.
They were all converts to Islam.
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!
To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.
A kettle converts water into steam.
To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another.
He converted his garden into a tennis court.
To induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief.
They converted her to Roman Catholicism on her deathbed.
To exchange for something of equal value.
We converted our pounds into euros.
To express (a quantity) in alternative units.
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?
To appropriate wrongfully or unlawfully; to commit the common law tort of conversion.
To score extra points after (a try) by completing a conversion.
To score (a penalty)
To score a spare.
To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief.
We've converted to Methodism.
To become converted.
The chair converts into a bed.
Etymology: From convertir, from converto
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A person converted from one opinion or one practice to another.
Etymology: from the verb.
The Jesuits did not persuade the converts to lay aside the use of images. Edward Stillingfleet, Defence of Discourse on Rom. Idol.
When Platonism prevailed, the converts to Christianity of that school, interpreted Holy Writ according to that philosophy. John Locke.
Let us not imagine that the first converts only of Christianity were concerned to defend their religion. John Rogers, Sermon ix.
Etymology: converto, Latin.
If the whole atmosphere was converted into water, it would make no more than eleven yards water about the earth. Burnet.
He which converteth the sinner from the errour of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. Ja. v. 20.
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Ps. li. 13.
Crystal will calify into electricity, and convert the needle freely placed. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 1.
The abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. Is. lx. 5.
He acquitted himself not like an honest man; for he converted the prizes to his own use. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
The papists cannot abide this proposition converted: all sin is a transgression of the law; but every transgression of the law is sin. The apostle therefore turns it for us: all unrighteousness, says he, is sin; but every transgression of the law is unrighteousness, says Austin, upon the place. Matthew Hale.
To undergo a change; to be transmuted.
The love of wicked friends converts to fear;
That fear, to hate. William Shakespeare, Richard II.
to cause to turn; to turn
to change or turn from one state or condition to another; to alter in form, substance, or quality; to transform; to transmute; as, to convert water into ice
to change or turn from one belief or course to another, as from one religion to another or from one party or sect to another
to produce the spiritual change called conversion in (any one); to turn from a bad life to a good one; to change the heart and moral character of (any one) from the controlling power of sin to that of holiness
to apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally
to exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money
to change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second
to turn into another language; to translate
to be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally
a person who is converted from one opinion or practice to another; a person who is won over to, or heartily embraces, a creed, religious system, or party, in which he has not previously believed; especially, one who turns from the controlling power of sin to that of holiness, or from unbelief to Christianity
a lay friar or brother, permitted to enter a monastery for the service of the house, but without orders, and not allowed to sing in the choir
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-vert′, v.t. to change or turn from one thing, condition, or religion to another: to change from an irreligious to a holy life: to alter one thing into another: to apply to a particular purpose.—n. Con′vert, one converted: one who has become religious, or who has changed his religion.—adj. Con′verse, reversed in order or relation.—n. that which is the opposite of another: a proposition converted or turned about—i.e. one in which the subject and predicate have changed places.—adv. Con′versely.—ns. Conver′sion, change from one thing, state, or religion to another: (theol.) the conscious change of heart impelling the repentant sinner to a new life: appropriation to a special purpose: (logic) act of interchanging the terms of a proposition; Con′vertend, the proposition to be converted; Convert′er, one who converts: a vessel in which materials are changed from one condition to another; Convertibil′ity, Convert′ibleness.—adjs. Convert′ible, Conver′sive (obs.), that may be converted: equivalent.—adv. Convert′ibly.—n. Con′vertite, a convert, a reformed woman. [L. convertĕre, conversum—con, and vertĕre, to turn.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'convert' in Verbs Frequency: #489
The numerical value of convert in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of convert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of convert in a Sentence
Our city complies with federal immigration law and asks that the Department of Justice and ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] do the same, the federal government does not get to run our cities or convert our local law enforcement officials into immigration cops. I implore this administration to focus on real public safety threats, like the opioid crisis, instead of unnecessarily threatening our residents and mayors across the country.
I would expect there would be pretty good support for that among, you know, pro-life House Republicans and maybe some pro-life Democrats, i also think that because the Democrats have tried to convert this into a one-sided argument that represents their singular view of the world, which is all House Republicans are for an outright ban.
Although consumers use the web to find and research restaurants, most restaurants fail to convert their web traffic into paying customers the restaurant industry is leaving billions of dollars on the table.
The first is to convert users who consume pirated music; they can access music through our free tier which also gives artists the opportunity to earn from their work.
Part of why this project has captured the hearts and minds of the people involved is that it feels like a challenge that is resolvable, this is something that everybody has the ability to in a few short steps convert something in their drawer to a connection that will have so much impact.
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Translations for convert
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- обръщам, превръщам, превръщам се, обръщам сеBulgarian
- convertirCatalan, Valencian
- konvertieren, Konvertit, umwandelnGerman
- νεοφώτιστος, μετατρέπω, προσήλυτος, προσηλυτίζωGreek
- converso, convertirSpanish
- bilakatu, bihurtuBasque
- muuttaa, kääntää, käännyttää, vaihtaa, muuttua, kääntyä, muuntaa, käännynnäinen, muuntuaFinnish
- reconverti, convertirFrench
- iompaichScottish Gaelic
- החליף, המיר, מומר, מומרתHebrew
- megtérít, áttérítHungarian
- przechrzta, konwertytaPolish
- اړول, بدلولPashto, Pushto
- converter, transformar, transmudar, convertido, converso, comutar, mudarPortuguese
- конверти́ровать, превраща́ть, неофи́т, обраща́ть, переводи́ть, преврати́ть, превраща́ться, новообращённый, обрати́ть, перевести́, преобразова́ть, преврати́ться, трансформи́ровать, преобразо́выватьRussian
- konvertit, konvertera, omvändaSwedish
- dönüştürmek, çevirmek, değiştirmekTurkish
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