Definition of Convert

1. Noun. A person who has been converted to another religious or political belief.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Converso, Proselyte

2. Verb. Change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy. "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
Exact synonyms: Change Over
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Transduce, Metricate, Metricise, Metricize, Metrify, Decimalise, Decimalize, Float
Derivative terms: Changeover, Conversion, Converter

3. Verb. Change the nature, purpose, or function of something. "Convert slaves to laborers"

4. Verb. Change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief. "She converted to Buddhism"
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Conversion

5. Verb. Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category. "They convert the money "; "Convert holdings into shares"
Exact synonyms: Change, Commute, Exchange
Specialized synonyms: Rectify, Utilize, Capitalise, Capitalize, Launder, Break
Generic synonyms: Replace
Related verbs: Change, Shift, Switch
Derivative terms: Commutation, Conversion, Convertible, Exchange, Exchanger

6. Verb. Cause to adopt a new or different faith. "The missionaries converted the Indian population"

7. Verb. 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"
Generic synonyms: Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally
Derivative terms: Conversion

8. Verb. Complete successfully. "Score a penalty shot or free throw"
Generic synonyms: Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally

9. Verb. Score (a spare).
Category relationships: Bowling
Generic synonyms: Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally

10. Verb. Make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something. "The performance is likely to convert Sue"; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"
Exact synonyms: Convince, Win Over
Generic synonyms: Persuade
Specialized synonyms: Disarm
Derivative terms: Convincible

11. Verb. Exchange a penalty for a less severe one.
Exact synonyms: Commute, Exchange
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Commutation, Commutation, Exchange

12. Verb. Change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change. "The substance converts to an acid"
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Caramelise, Caramelize, Malt, Immobilise, Immobilize, Melanise, Melanize
Derivative terms: Converter, Convertible

Definition of Convert

1. v. t. To cause to turn; to turn.

2. v. i. To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Convert

1. Noun. A person who has converted his or her religion. ¹

2. Noun. A person who is now in favour of something that he or she previously opposed or disliked. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To exchange for something of equal value. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To express (a quantity) in alternative units. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) 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. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive legal) To appropriate wrongfully or unlawfully; to commit the common law tort of conversion. ¹

10. Verb. (ambitransitive rugby football) To score extra points after (a try) by completing a conversion. ¹

11. Verb. (soccer) To score (a penalty) ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive ten-pin bowling) To score a spare. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To become converted. ¹

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Definition of Convert

1. to change into another form [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Convert

conversion electron
conversion factor
conversion hysteria
conversion hysteria neurosis
conversion neurosis
conversion rate
conversion reaction
conversion therapies
conversive heat
convert (current term)

Literary usage of Convert

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler, Richard Alexander Streatfeild (1916)
"CHAPTER LIX BEFORE going down into the kitchen to convert the tinker Ernest ran hurriedly over his analysis of Paley's evidences, and put into his pocket a ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"thority to convert into money or which he did, not in fact convert into money. 14. .... convert ..."

3. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the by Jesuits, Reuben Gold Thwaites (1901)
"André, Huron convert: pious death, 43, 237-241. André, Iroquois child: baptized, 53, 199. André, Montagnais child: baptism and death, 8, 251-253; burial, ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1897)
"... From <The convert > IF I drew my doctrine of Union in part from the eclecticism of Cousin, I drew my views of the Church and of the reorganization of ..."

5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Then the latter wrote a letter to the Hishop of London about his interesting convert. What followed we have already detailed For this purpose he introduced ..."

6. A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America by Louis Hennepin, Victor Hugo Paltsits (1903)
"What Method is moft proper to convert the Savages; what Manner of ... Yet before this be done, there's no way to convert ..."

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