Definitions of convert

  1. To turn or be changed; to undergo a change.
  2. To transform; to change from one religion or course to another; cause to undergo a moral change; to exchange or give for an equivalent.
  3. To turn round: to change or turn from one thing, condition, or religion to another: to change from a bad to a good life: to apply to a particular purpose.
  4. To change from one thing, course of life, or faith, to another; to apply to a purpose.
  5. To change; transform.
  6. change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; " We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
  7. change the nature, purpose, or function of something; " convert lead into gold"; " convert hotels into jails"; " convert slaves to laborers"
  8. change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; " She converted to Buddhism"
  9. cause to adopt a new or different faith; " The missionaries converted the Indian population"
  10. To change from one state to another; to change or turn from one religion or party to another; to change the heart and moral character; to change from one purpose to another; to appropriate to one's own use; to change one proposition into another by transposing the terms.
  11. To change from one state to another; to turn from one religion, party, or sect to another; to turn to love God; to change from one use or destination to another.
  12. one who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  13. a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  14. change in nature, purpose, or function; especially undergo a chemical change; " The substance converts to an acid"
  15. score ( a spare)
  16. complete successfully; " score a penalty shot or free throw"
  17. 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"
  18. To cause to turn; to turn.
  19. To change or turn from one state or condition to another; to alter in form, substance, or quality; to transform; to transmute; as, to convert water into ice.
  20. To change or turn from one belief or course to another, as from one religion to another or from one party or sect to another.
  21. To produce the spiritual change called conversion in ( any one); to turn from a bad life to a good one; to change the heart and moral character of ( any one) from the controlling power of sin to that of holiness.
  22. To apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally.
  23. To exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money.
  24. To change ( one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.
  25. To turn into another language; to translate.
  26. To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally.
  27. A person who is converted from one opinion or practice to another; a person who is won over to, or heartily embraces, a creed, religious system, or party, in which he has not previously believed; especially, one who turns from the controlling power of sin to that of holiness, or from unbelief to Christianity.
  28. A lay friar or brother, permitted to enter a monastery for the service of the house, but without orders, and not allowed to sing in the choir.
  29. One who changes from one belief to another; one who has undergone a moral change.
  30. One converted: one who has become religious, or who has changed his religion.
  31. One who has entered upon a religious life; one who has adopted a new belief or opinion.
  32. A person who has been converted.
  33. A person converted, generally from one creed or religious system to another, or from an irreligious to a religious state of mind.
  34. One changed; one turned from sin to holiness.