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convert

noun

1 convert

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

Roget 607: change of mind, change of intention, change of purpose; afterthought.    tergiversation, recantation; palinode, palinody; renunciation; abjuration, abjurement; defection etc. (relinquishment) ... show more

Roget 144: conversion, reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation; evolution, sea change; change of state; assumption; naturalization; transportation; development [Biol.], developing.    [photography] ... show more

Roget 987: piety, religion, theism, faith; religiousness, holiness etc. adj.; saintship; religionism; sanctimony etc. (assumed piety) 988; ... show more

Dutch: bekeerling, convertiet



verb

1 convert

Change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy:
— We converted from 220 to 110 Volt.

synonym: change over.

Roget 987: be pious etc. adj.; have faith etc. n.; believe, receive Christ; revere etc. 928; be converted &c.; ... show more

Dutch: omschakelen

2 convert

Change the nature, purpose, or function of something.

Dutch: converteren, omvormen, omzetten

3 convert

Change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief.

Dutch: bekeren

4 convert

Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category:
— Could you convert my dollars into pounds?.
— Convert centimeters into inches.
— Convert holdings into shares.

synonyms: change, commute, exchange.

5 convert

Cause to adopt a new or different faith.

6 convert

Score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone.

7 convert

Complete successfully.

8 convert

Score (a spare).

9 convert

Make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something.

synonyms: convince, win over.

Roget 484: believe, credit; give faith to, give credit to, credence to; see, realize; assume, receive; set down for, take for; have it, take it; ... show more

Dutch: overtuigen, winnen

10 convert

Exchange a penalty for a less severe one.

synonyms: commute, exchange.

Dutch: wisselen

11 convert

Change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change.


Moby thesaurus: Christian, God-fearing man, abuse, accepter, accommodate, actuate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, apostate, apostle, apply, assimilate to, assure, backslider, be convincing, become, befoul, believer ... show more.

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