v. t.1.To cause to turn; to turn.
[imp. & p. p. Converted; p. pr. & vb. n. Converting.]
O, which way shall I first convert myself?
- B. Jonson.
2.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.
3.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.
No attempt was made to convert the Moslems.
- Prescott.
4.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.
5.To apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally.
6.To exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money.
7.(Logic) To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.
8.To turn into another language; to translate.
Converted guns
cast-iron guns lined with wrought-iron or steel tubes.
Converting furnace
(Steel Manuf.) a furnace in which wrought iron is converted into steel by cementation.
- Farrow.
v. i.1.To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally.
n.1.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.
2.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.
Noun1.convert - a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
Verb1.convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
2.convert - change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
Synonyms: change over
3.convert - change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She converted to Buddhism"
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"
Synonyms: exchange, commute, change
5.convert - cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
6.convert - score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the endzone; "Smith converted and his team won"
7.convert - complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw"
8.convert - score (a spare)
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"
Synonyms: convince, win over
10.convert - exchange a penalty for a less severe one
Synonyms: commute, exchange
11.convert - change in nature, purpose, or function; especially undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"
1.CONVERT - String processing language, combined the pattern matching and transformation operations of COMIT with the recursive data structures of Lisp. "Convert", A. Guzman et al, CACM 9(8):604-615 (Aug 1966).
2.CONVERT - Early language to convert programs and data from one language to another. "CONVERT Manual", OLI Systems Inc (Oct 1976).
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