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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


Causeconvert


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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