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Definition of Convert

Convert

  1. To cause to turn; to turn.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally.
  6. To exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money.
  7. To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.
  8. To turn into another language; to translate.
  9. To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

Convert Quotations

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
Hans Selye

Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
Angela Davis

I ain't here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus.
Kanye West

Of all our dreams today there is none more important - or so hard to realise - than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality.
Lester B. Pearson

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.
Ann Coulter
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Convert Translations

convert in Afrikaans is bekeer
convert in Dutch is bekeren
convert in French is convertir, transcrire, convertissez, convertis
convert in German is umformen, konvertieren, umwandeln
convert in Italian is commutare
convert in Portuguese is converso
convert in Spanish is transformar, convertir
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