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convert

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Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
Jane Porter
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English

Etymology

From Old French convertir, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] converto (turn around)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
convert

Plural
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  1. A person who has converted his or her religion.
    They were all converts to Islam.
  2. A person who is now in favour of something that he or she previously opposed or disliked.
    I never really liked broccoli before, but now that I've tasted it the way you cook it, I'm a convert!

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to convert

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to convert (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.
    A kettle converts water into steam.
  2. (transitive) To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another
    He converted his garden into a tennis court.
  3. (transitive) To induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief
    They converted her to Roman Catholicism on her deathbed.
  4. (transitive) To exchange for something of equal value.
    We converted our pounds into euros.
  5. (transitive) To express (a quantity) in alternative units.
    How do you convert feet into metres?
  6. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To score a conversion.
  7. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To score a spare.
  8. (intransitive) To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief.
    We’ve converted to Methodism.
  9. (intransitive) To become converted.
    The chair converts into a bed.

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