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Meaning & Definition of Convert in English

English

Convert

/kɑnvərt/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • convert

verb

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

  • "We converted from 220 to 110 volt"
    synonym:
  • convert
  • ,
  • change over

2. Change the nature, purpose, or function of something

  • "Convert lead into gold"
  • "Convert hotels into jails"
  • "Convert slaves to laborers"
    synonym:
  • convert

3. Change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief

  • "She converted to buddhism"
    synonym:
  • convert

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

  • "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"
  • "He changed his name"
  • "Convert centimeters into inches"
  • "Convert holdings into shares"
    synonym:
  • change
  • ,
  • exchange
  • ,
  • commute
  • ,
  • convert

5. Cause to adopt a new or different faith

  • "The missionaries converted the indian population"
    synonym:
  • convert

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

  • "Smith converted and his team won"
    synonym:
  • convert

7. Complete successfully

  • "Score a penalty shot or free throw"
    synonym:
  • convert

8. Score (a spare)

    synonym:
  • convert

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

  • "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"
    synonym:
  • convert
  • ,
  • win over
  • ,
  • convince

10. Exchange a penalty for a less severe one

    synonym:
  • commute
  • ,
  • convert
  • ,
  • exchange

11. Change in nature, purpose, or function

  • Undergo a chemical change
  • "The substance converts to an acid"
    synonym:
  • convert

Examples of using

He is a recent convert to Catholicism.
She loved fat men, so she decided to convert to Buddhism.