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CONVERT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convert mean? 

CONVERT (noun)
  The noun CONVERT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CONVERT used as a noun is very rare.


CONVERT (verb)
  The verb CONVERT has 11 senses:

1. change the nature, purpose, or function of something
2. change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
3. change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief
4. exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
5. cause to adopt a new or different faith
6. score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone
7. complete successfully
8. score (a spare)
9. make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
10. exchange a penalty for a less severe one
11. change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change

  Familiarity information: CONVERT used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVERT (noun)


Sense 1convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("convert" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convert"):

Converso; Marrano ((medieval Spain) a Jew or Moor who converted to Christianity (especially those who professed conversion in order to avoid persecution but continued to practice their religion secretly))

proselyte (a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism)


CONVERT (verb)


Sense 1convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change the nature, purpose, or function of something

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

convert lead into gold / convert hotels into jails / convert slaves to laborers

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "convert"):

lignify (convert into wood or cause to become woody)

hay (convert (plant material) into hay)

diazotize (convert (an amine) into a diazo compound)

keratinise; keratinize (convert into keratin)

scrap (make into scrap or refuse)

mineralize (transform (a metal) into an ore)

mineralize (convert into a mineral substance)

ozonize (convert (oxygen) into ozone)

slag (convert into slag)

sulfate (convert into a sulfate)

cutinize (convert into cutin)

duplex (change into a duplex)

transcribe (convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA)

transition (cause to convert or undergo a transition)

ferment; work (cause to undergo fermentation)

caramelise; caramelize (convert to caramel)

rasterize (convert (an image) into pixels)

verbalise; verbalize (convert into a verb)

sporulate (convert into spores)

fictionalise; fictionalize; novelise; novelize (convert into the form or the style of a novel)

deaden (convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil)

opalise; opalize (replace or convert into opal)

receive (convert into sounds or pictures)

reconvert (convert back)

malt (convert into malt)

malt (convert grain into malt)

feudalize (bring (a country or people) under feudalism)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

convert; change over

Context example:

We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "convert"):

float (convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation)

decimalise; decimalize (change to the decimal system)

compost (convert to compost)

dress (convert into leather)

tan (treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather)

fossilise; fossilize (convert to a fossil)

nitrify (convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria)

reclaim (make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state)

flour (convert grain into flour)

metricate; metricise; metricize; metrify (convert from a non-metric to the metric system)

immobilise; immobilize (convert (assets) into fixed capital)

transduce (cause transduction (of energy forms))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

She converted to Buddhism

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

exchange; convert; commute; change

Context examples:

Could you convert my dollars into pounds? / He changed his name / convert centimeters into inches / convert holdings into shares

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

replace (substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "convert"):

break (exchange for smaller units of money)

launder (convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones)

capitalise; capitalize (convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital)

utilize (convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust))

rectify (convert into direct current)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to adopt a new or different faith

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The missionaries converted the Indian population

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Cause:

convert (change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "convert"):

catholicise; catholicize; latinise; latinize (cause to adopt Catholicism)

evangelise; evangelize; Christianise; Christianize (convert to Christianity)

Islamise; Islamize (convert to Islam)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 6convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

Smith converted and his team won

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

hit; rack up; score; tally (gain points in a game)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 7convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Complete successfully

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

score a penalty shot or free throw

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

hit; rack up; score; tally (gain points in a game)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 8convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Score (a spare)

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

hit; rack up; score; tally (gain points in a game)

Domain category:

bowling (a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 9convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

convince; win over; convert

Context example:

He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

persuade (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "convert"):

proselytise; proselytize (convert to another faith or religion)

disarm (make less hostile; win over)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot convert Sue
The performance is likely to convert Sue


Sense 10convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exchange a penalty for a less severe one

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

commute; exchange; convert

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 11convert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The substance converts to an acid

Hypernyms (to "convert" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "convert"):

caramelise; caramelize (be converted into caramel)

malt (turn into malt, become malt)

melanise; melanize (convert into, or infiltrate with melanin)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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