1. [ verb ] change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
Synonyms: change_over

"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"

Related terms: change
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
Synonyms: commute exchange
Related terms: change exchange
10. [ verb ] (sport) complete successfully

"score a penalty shot or free throw"

Related terms: score
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"

Related terms: score
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
Similar spelling:   convertor