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English noun: convert

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

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)Converso, proselyte

English verb: convert

1. convert (change) change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy

SamplesWe converted from 220 to 110 Volt.

Synonymschange over

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)decimalise, decimalize, float, metricate, metricise, metricize, metrify, transduce

2. convert (change) change the nature, purpose, or function of something

SamplesConvert lead into gold.
Convert hotels into jails.
Convert slaves to laborers.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)caramelise, caramelize, compost, cutinize, deaden, diazotize, dress, duplex, encode, ferment, feudalize, fictionalise, fictionalize, flour, fossilise, fossilize, hay, humify, keratinise, keratinize, lignify, malt, malt, mineralize, mineralize, nitrify, novelise, novelize, opalise, opalize, ozonise, ozonize, rasterize, receive, reclaim, reconvert, scrap, slag, sporulate, sulfate, tan, transcribe, transition, verbalise, verbalize, work

Verb groupconvert

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

SamplesShe converted to Buddhism.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change

Verb groupconvert

4. convert (change) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

SamplesCould you convert my dollars into pounds?.
He changed his name.
Convert centimeters into inches.
Convert holdings into shares.

Synonymschange, commute, exchange

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)replace

Narrower (hyponym)break, capitalise, capitalize, launder, rectify, utilize

Verb groupchange, shift, switch

5. convert (change) cause to adopt a new or different faith

SamplesThe missionaries converted the Indian population.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)catholicise, catholicize, Christianise, Christianize, evangelise, evangelize, Islamise, Islamize, latinise, latinize, proselytise, proselytize


Verb groupconvert

6. convert (competition) score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone

SamplesSmith converted and his team won.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally

Verb groupconvert

7. convert (competition) complete successfully

SamplesScore a penalty shot or free throw.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally

Verb groupconvert

8. convert (competition) score (a spare)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally

Verb groupconvert, convert

Domain categorybowling

9. convert (communication) make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something

SamplesHe had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product.

ExamplesSam cannot convert Sue , The performance is likely to convert Sue

Synonymsconvince, win over

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)persuade

Narrower (hyponym)disarm

10. convert (change) exchange a penalty for a less severe one

Synonymscommute, exchange

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

11. convert (change) change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change

SamplesThe substance converts to an acid.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)caramelise, caramelize, immobilise, immobilize, malt, melanise, melanize

Verb groupconvert

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

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