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Dictionary definition for: Convert

1. (n) a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief

2. (v) change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold" "convert hotels into jails" "convert slaves to laborers"

3. (v) change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"

4. (v) change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She converted to Buddhism"

5. (v) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?" "He changed his name" "convert centimeters into inches" "convert holdings into shares"

6. (v) cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"

7. (v) score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the endzone; "Smith converted and his team won"

8. (v) complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw"

9. (v) score (a spare)

10. (v) make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"

11. (v) exchange a penalty for a less severe one

12. (v) change in nature, purpose, or function; especially undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"

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