convert: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (v.kun-vûrt'n.kon'vûrt), [key]
- to change (something) into a different form or properties; transmute; transform.
- to cause to adopt a different religion, political doctrine, opinion, etc.: to convert the heathen.
- to turn to another or a particular use or purpose; divert from the original or intended use: They converted the study into a nursery for the baby.
- to modify (something) so as to serve a different function: to convert an automobile factory to the manufacture of tanks.
- to obtain an equivalent value for in an exchange or calculation, as money or units of measurement: to convert bank notes into gold; to convert yards into meters.
- to exchange voluntarily (a bond or preferred stock) into another security, usually common stock, because of the greater value of the latter.
- to change in character; cause to turn from an evil life to a righteous one: to convert a criminal.
- to cause (a substance) to undergo a chemical change: to convert sugar into alcohol.
- to invert or transpose.
- to assume unlawful rights of ownership of (personal property).
- to change the form of (property), as from realty to personalty or vice versa.
- to appropriate wrongfully to one's own use.
- to transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion.
- to subject to conversion.
- to become converted.
- to make a conversion.
- one who has been converted, as to a religion or opinion.
Pronunciation: (kon'vûrt), [key]
— n. Informal.
- a convertible automobile.
- a convertible bond.
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