vb mainly tr
1 to change or adapt the form, character, or function of; transform
2 to cause (someone) to change in opinion, belief, etc.
3 to change (a person or his way of life, etc.) for the better
4 intr to admit of being changed (into)
the table converts into a tray
5 also intr to change or be changed into another chemical compound or physical state
to convert water into ice
a to assume unlawful proprietary rights over (personal property)
b to change (property) from realty into personalty or vice versa
7 also intr (Rugby) to make a conversion after (a try)
8 (Logic) to transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion
9 to change (a value or measurement) from one system of units to another
10 to exchange (a security or bond) for something of equivalent value
11 a person who has been converted to another belief, religion, etc.
(C13: from Old French convertir, from Latin convertere to turn around, alter, transform, from vertere to turn)
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