Associations to the word «Convert»


CONVERT, noun. A person who has converted to his or her religion.
CONVERT, noun. A person who is now in favour of something that he or she previously opposed or disliked.
CONVERT, verb. (transitive) To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.
CONVERT, verb. (transitive) To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another.
CONVERT, verb. (transitive) To induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, ideology or belief (see also sense 11).
CONVERT, verb. (transitive) To exchange for something of equal value.
CONVERT, verb. (transitive) To express (a quantity) in alternative units.
CONVERT, 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.
CONVERT, verb. (transitive) (legal) To appropriate wrongfully or unlawfully; to commit the common law tort of conversion.
CONVERT, verb. (ambitransitive) (rugby football) To score extra points after (a try) by completing a conversion.
CONVERT, verb. (soccer) To score (a penalty).
CONVERT, verb. (intransitive) (ten-pin bowling) To score a spare.
CONVERT, verb. (intransitive) To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief (see also sense 3).
CONVERT, verb. (intransitive) To become converted.
CONVERT, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To cause to turn; to turn.
CONVERT, verb. (transitive) (logic) To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.
CONVERT, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To turn into another language; to translate.

Dictionary definition

CONVERT, noun. A person who has been converted to another religious or political belief.
CONVERT, verb. Change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt".
CONVERT, verb. Change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers".
CONVERT, verb. Change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She converted to Buddhism".
CONVERT, verb. 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".
CONVERT, verb. Cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population".
CONVERT, 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".
CONVERT, verb. Complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw".
CONVERT, verb. Score (a spare).
CONVERT, verb. Make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product".
CONVERT, verb. Exchange a penalty for a less severe one.
CONVERT, verb. Change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza