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Definition of the noun convert

What does convert mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: converts

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

Alternative definition of the noun convert

noun

  1. A person who has converted his or her religion.
  2. A person who is now in favour of something that he or she previously opposed or disliked.

Definition of the verb convert

What does convert mean as a doing word?

Convert is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: converted | converting | converts

  1. change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    • example: We converted from 220 to 110 Volt
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]The 1980s bull market transformed the U.S. securities business
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient] from [Material] into [Product]The witch turned him from a prince into a frog
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient] into [Product]The witch turned him into a frog
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] from [Material] to [Product]The thrift, which converted from a mutual form in April 1986 to a stock form of ownership
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] to [Product]He converted to a world without CFCs
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] to [Product] from [Material]The thrift, which converted to a stock form of ownership from a mutual form in April 1986
      [Patient] [Verb]The man was converting again
      [Patient] [Verb] from [Material] into [Product]He turned from a prince into a frog
      [Patient] [Verb] into [Product]He turned into a frog

      Verbs of Creation and Transformation (with the same syntax): change, turn.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of convert: change over
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific words:
  2. change the nature, purpose, or function of something
    • examples: convert lead into gold | convert hotels into jails | convert slaves to laborers
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific words:
  3. change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief
    • example: She converted to Buddhism
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  4. exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
    • examples: Could you convert my dollars into pounds? | convert centimeters into inches | convert holdings into shares
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of convert: change / commute / exchange
    • more generic word: replace = substitute a person or thing for
    • more specific words:
  5. cause to adopt a new or different faith
    • example: The missionaries converted the Indian population
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]I converted himVerbs of Transformation: change over, move over, switch, switch over
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to [Destination]I converted him to Buddhism
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to [Destination, object control with -ing]I converted him to believing in Buddha
      [Patient - being] [Verb]He converted
      [Patient - being] [Verb] from [Source] to [Destination]He converted from Christianity to Buddhism
      [Patient - being] [Verb] into [Destination, subject control with -ing]He converted to believing into Buddha
      [Patient - being] [Verb] to [Destination]He converted to Buddhism
      [Patient - being] [Verb] to [Destination, subject control with -ing]He converted to believing in Buddha
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]The 1980s bull market transformed the U.S. securities businessVerbs of Creation and Transformation: change, turn
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient] from [Material] into [Product]The witch turned him from a prince into a frog
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient] into [Product]The witch turned him into a frog
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] from [Material] to [Product]The thrift, which converted from a mutual form in April 1986 to a stock form of ownership
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] to [Product]He converted to a world without CFCs
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] to [Product] from [Material]The thrift, which converted to a stock form of ownership from a mutual form in April 1986
      [Patient] [Verb]The man was converting again
      [Patient] [Verb] from [Material] into [Product]He turned from a prince into a frog
      [Patient] [Verb] into [Product]He turned into a frog
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific words:
  6. score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone
    • example: Smith converted and his team won
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic terms: hit / rack up / score / tally = gain points in a game
  7. complete successfully
  8. score (a spare)
  9. make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
    • examples: Sam cannot convert Sue | The performance is likely to convert Sue
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of convert: convince / win over
    • more generic word: persuade = cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
    • more specific word: disarm = make less hostile
  10. exchange a penalty for a less severe one
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of convert: commute / exchange
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  11. change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change

Alternative definition of the verb convert

verb

  1. [transitive] To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.
  2. [transitive] To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another.
  3. [transitive] To induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief.
  4. [transitive] To exchange for something of equal value.
  5. [transitive] To express (a quantity) in alternative units.
  6. [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.
  7. [transitive, legal] To appropriate wrongfully or unlawfully; to commit the common law tort of conversion.
  8. [ambitransitive, rugby football] To score extra points after (a try) by completing a conversion.
  9. [soccer] To score (a penalty)
  10. [intransitive, ten-pin bowling] To score a spare.
  11. [intransitive] To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief.
  12. [intransitive] To become converted.

Specialised definition of the verb convert

Glossary of sports

to take advantage of an opportunity offered by an opponent, such as by winning a break point in tennis (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / basketball

to make a free throw

Glossary of sports / bowling

to make a spare after a split leave; loosely, to make any spare

Glossary of sports / rugby union

to add to the points awarded for a try by following it with a successful kick of the ball over me crossbar (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Person

Who is Convert?

Convert is a music video director.

  • profession: Music video director

Miscellanea

convert: In computing, convert is a command-line utility included in the Windows NT operating system line. It is used to convert volumes using the FAT file systems to NTFS.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Convert

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Google previewCorporate Finance (2007)

Theory and Practice by S R Vishwanath

Thus, a convert is a package of straight debt and equity option. The option to convert is usually at the...

Google previewAncient-Future Evangelism (Ancient-Future) (2003)

Making Your Church a Faith-Forming Community by Robert E. Webber

However, because they were converted and were now disciples of Jesus, they immediately moved apart and did not cohabit until they were married. A convert is a disciple. Whatever Jesus calls disciples ...

Google previewAn English grammar, specially intended for classical schools (1864)

ing thing; J A convert is a person converted ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business (2011)

by L. Bouckaert, L. Zsolnai

To convert means to “consciously, realistically andconcretely engage oneself in the process of liberating the poor and oppressed” (Gutiérrez, 1978). According to Gutiérrezthe spiritualityof liberation is characterizedby the experience of grace ...

Google previewThe Kneeling Christian (2013)

by Unknown Christian

Every convert is the result of the Holy Spirit's pleading in answer to the prayers of some believer. O God, grant that such surprise may not be ours.

Google previewJust one more time (2015)

by A.L. "Scrap" Lundy

One such convert is a man named Ali Phan who lives in Georgetown on Penang Island.

Google previewDying for Ideas (2015)

The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers by Costica Bradatan

A convert is the impossible mixture of nostalgia and hope, past and future; in such a soul the fear of a relapse lives side by side with an intense passion for the newly found self. The convert must often find himself in a state of grief, and the ardor ...

Google previewPharmacology - E-Book (2014)

Principles and Applications by Eugenia M. Fulcher, Robert M. Fulcher, Cathy Dubeansky Soto

cm = ______ in To convert means to change from one system to another system. In the medical field, it is often necessary to change between measurement systems because there is ...

Google previewThe Complete Literary Guide to the Bible (2010)

by Leland Ryken, Tremper Longman III

Here the convert is a more attractive figure, for the Christian tradition is inclined to favor conversion and to rejoice in chosen family rather than blood relations.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Photography for Amateur and Professional Photographers (1902)

by Edward John Wall

To convert degrees of one scale into those of another the following rules must be used : — To convert Reaumur into Centigrade. Multiply by 5 and divide by 4. Example : 8o0 R X 5 -r 4 = loo0 C. To convert Reaumur into Fahrenheit. Multiply by ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Trade and Commerce: Or, a Concise Dictionary of the Terms ... of Trade, Etc (1840)

ditto; consequently, to convert wine gallons into imperial gallons, multiply ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Convert,konvert′, v.t.tochange or turn fromone thing, condition,or religionto another: tochange from an irreligiousto a holy life: toalter onethinginto another: toapply toaparticular purpose.—n.Con′vert, one converted: onewho hasbecome ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

wnoersiénem, an alteration, a change —from eon, versus, turned about (see CONVERT)]; change from one state to another; a change of heart or disposition evidenced by a new course of life and love ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Studies (2012)

by Helmut K. Anheier, Mark Juergensmeyer

The appropriation of a general attribution model for the interpretation of reality: Although for nonconverts the attribution of the causes of certain behaviors in different situations varies, the convert relies on a single general attribution model that ...

Google previewThe Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary (2009)

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews

Convert. for. Smart. Filters. Menu: Filter >Convertfor Smart Filters Shortcut: – Version: CS3, CS4 See also: Smart Objects, Smart Filters The concept of non- destructive editing is ever growing in popularity and acceptance. Now, many dedicated ...

Google previewThe Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques (2004)

by Frank Hamer, Janet Hamer

To convert a batch recipe to a percentage so that it can be compared better with other recipes, first ensure that all the item weights are of the same scale, that is, all pounds, all ounces, all kilograms or all grams. Then divide each item weight by ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of AIDS (2003)

by G.C. Satpathy

To convert expenditure in year Y to the prices of the chosen Base Year, multiply the expenditure in year Y by the consumer price index for the Base Year and divide by the consumer price index for year Y. If foreign exchange has been used to ...

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Usage statistics about convert

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb convert:

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First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
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The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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