convert

  • 1 convert — con‧vert [kənˈvɜːt ǁ ˈvɜːrt] verb [transitive] to change or make something change from one thing to another: convert something to/​into something • energy consumption that could readily be converted from oil to natural gas • bonds that can be… …

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  • 2 convert — vb *transform, metamorphose, transmute, transmogrify, transfigure Analogous words: manufacture, fabricate, forge, *make: apply, utilize, employ, *use convert n Convert, proselyte are synonyms only in being applicable to the same person. Both… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 convert — con·vert /kən vərt/ vt 1 a: to change from one form or use to another b: to exchange (property) for another esp. of a different kind if property...is compulsorily or involuntarily convert ed Internal Revenue Code; esp: to exercise the right of… …

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  • 4 Convert — Con*vert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Converted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Converting}.] [L. convertere, versum; con + vertere to turn: cf. F. convertir. See {Verse}.] 1. To cause to turn; to turn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] O, which way shall I first convert… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Convert — Con vert, 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 convert — [n] new believer catechumen, disciple, follower, neophyte, novice, novitiate, proselyte; concept 361 convert [v1] change; adapt alter, apply, appropriate, commute, downlink, download, interchange, make, metamorphose, modify, remodel, reorganize,… …

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  • 7 Convert — Nom surtout porté dans l Ain, la région lyonnaise et l Auvergne. Désigne celui qui est converti au christianisme, ou encore un frère convers (personne qui se consacre aux travaux manuels dans un couvent). Variante : Convers (43, 70, 74).… …

    Noms de famille

  • 8 convert — [kən vʉrt′; ] for n. [ kän′vʉrt΄] vt. [ME converten < OFr convertir < L convertere < com , together + vertere, to turn: see VERSE] 1. to change from one form or use to another; transform [convert grain into flour] 2. to cause to change… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Convert — Con*vert , v. i. To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally. [1913 Webster] If Nebo had had the preaching that thou hast, they [the Neboites] would have converted. Latimer. [1913 Webster] A red… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 convert — is pronounced with stress on the first syllable as a noun and on the second syllable as a verb …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 convert — ► VERB 1) change in form, character, or function. 2) change (money, stocks, or units in which a quantity is expressed) into others of a different kind. 3) adapt (a building) to make it suitable for a new purpose. 4) change one s religious faith… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 convert — I n. 1) to gain a convert 2) a convert to (a convert to Buddhism) II v. 1) (AE) (D; intr.) ( to change one s religion ) to convert from; to (they converted from Buddhism to Hinduism) 2) (D; intr., tr.) ( to change ); ( to change smb. s religion ) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 convert — I UK [kənˈvɜː(r)t] / US [kənˈvɜrt] verb Word forms convert : present tense I/you/we/they convert he/she/it converts present participle converting past tense converted past participle converted ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to change from one… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 convert — con|vert1 W3 [kənˈvə:t US ˈvə:rt] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: convertir, from Latin convertere to turn around, convert , from com ( COM ) + vertere to turn ] 1.) a) [T] to change something into a different form of thing, or to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 convert — ♦♦♦ converts, converting, converted (The verb is pronounced [[t]kənvɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]kɒ̱nvɜː(r)t[/t]].) 1) V ERG If one thing is converted or converts into another, it is changed into a different form. [be V ed into/to n]… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 convert — convert1 convertive, adj. v. /keuhn verrt /; n. /kon verrt/, v.t. 1. to change (something) into a different form or properties; transmute; transform. 2. to cause to adopt a different religion, political doctrine, opinion, etc.: to convert the… …

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  • 17 convert — 01. Jehovah s Witnesses go door to door, trying to [convert] people to their religion. 02. Francisco Zabiel came to Japan to [convert] people to Christianity in the 16th century. 03. Calvin [converted] many rich Catholics to Protestantism in… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 convert — con|vert1 [ kən vɜrt ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to change from one system, use, or method to another, or to make something do this: You have to convert the temperature readings from Fahrenheit to Celsius. The subsidies are to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 convert — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ new, recent ▪ enthusiastic ▪ reluctant ▪ Catholic, Jewish, etc …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 convert — {{11}}convert (n.) 1560s, from CONVERT (Cf. convert) (v.). Earlier was convers (early 14c.). {{12}}convert (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. convertir, from V.L. *convertire, from L. convertere turn around, transform, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) …

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