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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconvertcon‧vert1 /kənˈvɜːt $ -ˈvɜːrt/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb  1 a) [transitive]CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENT to change something into a different form, or to change something so that it can be used for a different purpose or in a different wayconvertibleconvert something to/into something They converted the spare bedroom into an office. The stocks can be easily converted to cash. a 19th-century converted barn (=barn changed into a house) b) [intransitive] to change into a different form, or change into something that can be used for a different purpose or in a different wayconvert to/into a sofa that converts into a bed In the process, the light energy converts to heat energy.2 a) [transitive] to persuade someone to change to a different religionconvert somebody to something European missionaries converted thousands to Christianity. b) [intransitive] to change to a different religionconvert to She converted to Catholicism.3 a) [intransitive] to change to a different set of ideas, principles, or ways of doing somethingconvert to people who have recently converted to vegetarianism b) [transitive] to persuade someone to change to a different set of ideas, principles, or ways of doing somethingconvert somebody to something She succeeded in converting me to her point of view.newly/freshly converted newly converted feminists4 [intransitive, transitive] to make a conversion in rugby or American football preach to the converted at preach(4)→ See Verb table
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convertIn 1983, the district converted all its junior high schools to schools of choice, doing away with assignment by zone.A Swiss company has found a way to convert animal waste into fuel.Concerns about cruel farming methods converted her to vegetarianism.The previously existing subduction zone is converted into a suture zone marking where the two continents are welded together.I didn't use to like Indian food, but Cathy's converted me.The problem began when I converted my 4 x 2 to 4 x 4.We've converted the basement to give the children more room to play.The berries are then warmed over slowly burning peat fires until they sprout, a development that converts their starches into sugars.Within five years, he had converted thousands of Calvinists back to Catholicism.My grandmother converted to Hinduism while living in India.There have been other setbacks-like 160,247 hectares of farmland converted to industrial, residential or commercial uses.The Kings, who were 0 for 3 on the power play against Chicago, converted two of four man advantages.This computer system converts typed words into speech.Alpha is a religious programme that aims to change your life, not just convert you.You use these processes to convert your physical state from sleepy and unkempt to bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.convert to/intoHis omission was converted into an act by the means stated in Chapter 4.Hundreds of new products begin as one bag and convert to another.Analysts have said they expect three of the four largest building societies to convert to banks in the coming few years.The station has been converted to burn confiscated marijuana which has been piling up in the warehouses of the local police forces.Free carnitine was converted to C acetyl carnitine and measured in a scintillation counter.His negative comments, however accurate, were converted into slights, compounded by Johnson's nationality and famous stature.By no means all revolutionaries were converted to social democracy.Whether Candida ever converts to the hyphal form in the gut is unknown.convert toYoung Japanese people are converting from tea to coffee.Large numbers of people are converting to Eastern religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism.In 1976 he converted to Islam.Ron converted to Judaism so he could marry Beth.Thousands of miles of old railroad lines have been converted to trails.Beta carotene can be converted to vitamin A in the body.newly/freshly convertedNizan's writings of this period are charged with the destructive dynamism of the newly converted.Even the newly converted Battling Billy broke the pledge that day.Bangers and mash is said to be the thing many newly converted vegetarians miss, but now they need pine no longer.
Related topics: Religion
convertcon‧vert2 /ˈkɒnvɜːt $ ˈkɑːnvɜːrt/ noun [countable]  RRCHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHERsomeone who has been persuaded to change their beliefs and accept a particular religion or opinionconvert to a convert to Christianity recent converts to the cause
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convertNow, she is a convert.a convert to BuddhismIt was called the Moderation Society, and George Mottram was an early convert.Brownson followed him the same year, to become the leading lay convert of his day.Because although economic considerations are normally behind the switch, many new converts rapidly discover they prefer the diesel driving experience.Also patron of converts and divorce.Yet some people of conscience felt they must not write off these possible converts.The young magistrate had embraced orthodoxy with the fervour of a recent convert.
From Longman Business Dictionaryconvertcon‧vert /kənˈvɜːt-ˈvɜːrt/ verb [transitive] to change or make something change from one thing to anotherconvert something to/into somethingenergy consumption that could readily be converted from oil to natural gasbonds that can be converted into stock at a later dateA falling dollar means that foreign-currency profits are worth more when converted into dollars.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
convert
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconvert
he, she, itconverts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconverted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave converted
he, she, ithas converted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad converted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill convert
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have converted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam converting
he, she, itis converting
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you, we, theyare converting
Past
I, he, she, itwas converting
you, we, theywere converting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been converting
he, she, ithas been converting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been converting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be converting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been converting
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