|1.||[ verb ] change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy|
"We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
|Related terms:||change immobilize nitrify metricize flour transduce commutate fossilize tan dress compost decimalize float reclaim conversion|
|2.||[ verb ] change the nature, purpose, or function of something|
"convert lead into gold" "convert hotels into jails "convert slaves to laborers"
|Related terms:||change receive reconvert deaden sporulate caramelize verbalise malt scrap fictionalise ferment transcribe keratinise malt opalize conversion|
|3.||[ verb ] exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category|
|Synonyms:||change exchange commute|
"Could you convert my dollars into pounds?" "He changed his name" "convert centimeters into inches" "convert holdings into shares"
|Related terms:||replace implement launder rectify utilize break capitalize switch conversion exchanger|
|4.||[ noun ] one who has been converted to another religious or political belief|
|Related terms:||person supporter converso proselyte|
|5.||[ verb ] (religion) change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief|
"She converted to Buddhism"
|6.||[ verb ] (religion) cause to adopt a new or different faith|
"The missionaries converted the Indian population"
|Related terms:||change catholicize evangelize islamise christianise reform|
|7.||[ verb ] make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something|
|Synonyms:||convince turn win_over|
"He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"
|Related terms:||persuade disarm proselytize drive_home|
|8.||[ verb ] (sport) score (a spare)|
|Related terms:||score bowling|
|9.||[ verb ] exchange a penalty for a less severe one|
|Related terms:||change exchange|
|10.||[ verb ] (sport) complete successfully|
"score a penalty shot or free throw"
|11.||[ verb ] (sport) 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"
|12.||[ verb ] (chemistry) change in nature, purpose, or function; esp. undergo a chemical change|
"The substance converts to an acid"
|Related terms:||change caramelize malt melanize chemistry|