HyperDic: convert

English > 12 senses of the word convert:
VERBchangeconvert, change overchange from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
changeconvertchange the nature, purpose, or function of something
changeconvertchange religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief
changeconvert, change, exchange, commuteexchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
changeconvertcause to adopt a new or different faith
competitionconvertscore an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone
competitionconvertcomplete successfully
competitionconvertscore (a spare)
communicationconvert, win over, convincemake (someone) agree / agree, understand, or realize / realize the truth or validity of something
changeconvert, commute, exchangeexchange a penalty for a less severe one
changeconvertchange in nature, purpose, or function
NOUNperson converta person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
convert > pronunciation
Soundskaa'nvert; kahnver't
RhymesAlbert ... yogurt: 70 rhymes with ert...
English > convert: 12 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who has been converted to another religious or political belief.
NarrowerConverso(medieval Spain and Portugal) a Jew or Moor who professed to convert to Christianity in order to avoid persecution or expulsion
proselyteA new convert
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishconverso
Catalanconvers
Verbsconvertchange religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief
convertcause to adopt a new or different faith
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningchange from one system to another or to a new plan or policy.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
Synonymchange over
Narrowerdecimalize, decimalisechange to the decimal system
floatconvert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
metricize, metricise, metrify, metricateconvert from a non-metric to the metric system
transduceCause transduction (of energy forms)
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishconvertir, transformar
Catalanconvertir, transformar
Nounsconversionan event that results in a transformation
convertera device for changing one substance or form or state into another
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningchange the nature, purpose, or function of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "convert lead into gold"
  • "convert hotels into jails"
  • "convert slaves to laborers"
Narrowercaramelize, carameliseconvert to caramel
compostconvert to compost
cutinizeconvert into cutin
deadenconvert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
diazotizeconvert (an amine) into a diazo compound
dressconvert into leather
duplexchange into a duplex
encodeConvert information into code
ferment, workCause to undergo fermentation
feudalizeBring (a country or people) under feudalism
flourconvert grain into flour
fossilize, fossiliseconvert to a fossil
hayconvert (plant material) into hay
humifyConvert (plant remains) into humus
keratinize, keratiniseconvert into keratin
lignifyconvert into wood or cause to become woody
maltconvert into malt
maltconvert grain into malt
mineralizeTransform (a metal) into an ore
mineralizeconvert into a mineral substance
nitrifyconvert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
novelize, novelise, fictionalize, fictionaliseconvert into the form or the style of a novel
opalize, opaliseReplace or convert into opal
ozonize, ozoniseconvert (oxygen) into ozone
rasterizeconvert (an image) into pixels
receiveconvert into sounds or pictures
reclaimmake useful again
reconvertconvert back
scrapmake into scrap or refuse
slagconvert into slag
sporulateconvert into spores
sulfateconvert into a sulfate
tantreat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
transcribeconvert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA
transitionCause to convert or undergo a transition
verbalize, verbaliseconvert into a verb
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar toconvertchange in nature, purpose, or function
Spanishconvertir, transformar
Catalanconvertir, transformar
Adjectivesconvertibledesigned to be changed from one use or form to another
Nounsconversionthe act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
convertora device for changing one substance or form or state into another
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningchange religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She converted to Buddhism"
Caused byIslamize, Islamiseconvert to Islam
convertCause to adopt a new or different faith
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toconvertCause to adopt a new or different faith
Spanishconvertir, transformar
Catalanconvertir-se, convertir, transformar
Nounsconversiona change of religion
converta person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningExchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"
  • "convert centimeters into inches"
  • "convert holdings into shares"
Synonymschange, exchange, commute
NarrowerbreakExchange for smaller units of money
capitalize, capitaliseconvert (a company's reserve funds) into capital
launderconvert illegally obtained funds into legal ones
rectifyconvert into direct current
utilizeconvert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
BroaderreplaceSubstitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient / inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
Similar toswitch, shift, changelay aside, abandon, or leave for another
Spanishcambiar, canjear, convertir, intercambiar, permutar, reemplazar, transformar, trocar
Catalanbaratar, bescanviar, canviar, convertir, intercanviar, permutar, transformar
Adjectivesconvertiblecapable of being exchanged for or replaced by something of equal value
Nounsconversionact of exchanging one type of money or security for another
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningCause to adopt a new or different faith.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The missionaries converted the Indian population"
Cause toconvertchange religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief
NarrowerChristianize, Christianiseconvert to Christianity
Islamize, Islamiseconvert to Islam
catholicize, catholicise, latinize, latiniseCause to adopt Catholicism
evangelize, evangeliseconvert to Christianity
proselytize, proselytiseconvert to another faith or religion
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar toconvertchange religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief
Spanishconvertir, transformar
Catalanconvertir, transformar
Nounsconverta person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 6, competition
Meaningscore an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Smith converted and his team won"
Broaderscore, hit, tally, rack upgain points in a game / game / game
Similar toconvertscore (a spare)
Nounsconversiona successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 7, competition
Meaningcomplete successfully.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderscore, hit, tally, rack upgain points in a game / game / game
Similar toconvertscore (a spare)
Spanishtransmutar
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 8, competition
Meaningscore (a spare) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
CategorybowlingA game / game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
Broaderscore, hit, tally, rack upgain points in a game / game / game
Similar toconvertcomplete successfully
convertscore an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone
Spanishmarcar
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 9, communication
Meaningmake (someone) agree / agree, understand, or realize / realize the truth or validity of something.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot convert Sue; The performance is likely to convert Sue
Synonymswin over, convince
Narrowerdisarmmake less hostile
BroaderpersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Spanishconvencer, persuadir
Catalanconvèncer
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 10, change
MeaningExchange a penalty for a less severe one.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscommute, exchange
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishconmutar, convertir, transformar
Catalancommutar, convertir, transformar
English > convert: 12 senses > verb 11, change
Meaningchange in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The substance converts to an acid"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narrowercaramelize, carameliseBe converted into caramel
immobilize, immobiliseconvert (assets) into fixed capital
maltTurn into malt, become malt
melanize, melaniseconvert into, or infiltrate with melanin
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toconvertchange the nature, purpose, or function of something
Spanishacontecer, convertirse, convertir, transformar
Catalanconvertir-se, convertir, esdevenir, transformar
Adjectivesconvertiblecapable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy
Nounsconvertera device for changing one substance or form or state into another

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