Definition and Meanings for convert

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Part of Speech of convert

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of convert

l. convertere, -versum; con- + vertere to turn: cf. f. convertir. see verse

Meaning of convert


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to cause to turn; to turn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • to apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally.
  • to exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money.
  • to change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.
  • to turn into another language; to translate.

as intransitive verb

  • to be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally.

as noun

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No antonyms for convert

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