convert n : a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
1 change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
2 change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt" [syn: change over]
3 change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She converted to Buddhism"
4 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" [syn: change, exchange, commute]
5 cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
6 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 complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw"
8 score (a spare)
9 make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product" [syn: win over, convince]
11 change in nature, purpose, or function; especially 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!
person who has converted religion
person in favour of something they previously opposed or disliked
- 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
- We converted our pounds into euros.
- To express (a
quantity) in alternative units.
- How do you convert feet into metres?
- intransitive rugby football To score a conversion.
- 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.
transform (something) into another form, substance, state, or product
change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another
induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief
- Finnish: käännyttää
exchange for (something) of equal value
express (a quantity) in alternative units
in rugby football
in ten-pin bowling
In general, conversion is the transformation of one thing into another. Articles on particular kinds of conversion are:
- Conversion (construction)
(law), an intentional tort to personal property
- Criminal conversion, exerting unauthorised use or control of someone else's property
- Equitable conversion, The conversion of equitable interests in real estate to money in a property transaction
- Conversion (linguistics), the creation of a word from an existing word without any change in form
(marketing), when a prospective customer takes the marketer's
- Conversion rate, in Internet marketing, the percentage of unique visitors who take a desired action upon visiting the website
- Conversion syndrome, a condition in which physical symptoms arise for which there is no clear explanation; cf. Conversion disorder
- Conversion therapy, aka "reparative therapy", eliminating or diminishing same-sex desires and behaviors
- Conversion (options), an option strategy
- Currency conversion, foreign currency exchange
- Miniature conversion, altering the appearance of a model
Science & technology
- Conversion of units, between different units of measurement
- Conversion (chemistry) (disambiguation)
- Conversion (logic), a concept in traditional logic
- Electric vehicle conversion, modification of a conventional vehicle to battery electric
- Energy conversion, various forms of energy can be transformed into one another
- Internal conversion, a radioactive decay process
- CHS conversion, cylinder/head/sector to linear base address
- Code conversion, multiple meanings in telecommunication
- Type conversion, in computer science, changing an entity of one data type into another
- Data conversion, from one form of computer data to another
- upconversion of video to a higher definition
convert in Czech: Konverze
convert in German: Konversion
convert in French: Conversion
convert in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Conversion (disambiguation)
convert in Dutch: Conversie
convert in Polish: Konwersja
convert in Portuguese: Conversão
convert in Russian: Конверсия (значения)
convert in Simple English: Conversion
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