convert convert  /ˈkɑn vərt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  2. (v) change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
  3. (v) change the nature, purpose, or function of something
  4. (v) change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief
  5. (v) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
  6. (v) cause to adopt a new or different faith
  7. (v) score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone
  8. (v) complete successfully
  9. (v) score (a spare)
  10. (v) make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
  11. (v) exchange a penalty for a less severe one
  12. (v) change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change

Usage(s):

  1. Jewry does not seek converts.
  2. That may soon change, now that Danish researchers have found a way to convert other blood types to O with the help of some bacteria.
  3. Florida's latest domestic spectacle concerns a 17-year-old runaway from Ohio, Rifqa Bary, who claims that her Muslim parents will kill her for converting to Christianity.

News

  1. Red Rocks Group set to join reviving Downtown scene

    Ethan Fellheimer heads a project to convert a six-story office building on Seventh Street into 40 loft-style apartments.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  2. MLB plan for Tiger Stadium a scam, Detroit official says

    DETROIT, June 11 (UPI) -- A proposal by Major League Baseball to convert the abandoned Tiger Stadium into a site for youth baseball activities is a scam, a Detroit city official says.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. UPM Signs Joint Development Agreement with Renmatix in Biochemicals

    -- Strategic collaboration to convert lignocellulosic feedstocks into cost competitive sugars HELSINKI, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UPM( http://www.upm.com/EN/Pages/default.aspx ) (OMX: UPM1V) and Renmatix, ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "He's at the top of his form. He's first to the ball every time," coach Vicente del Bosque said. "Villa had that hunger for goal that allowed him to convert."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "In other words, Barack Obama's tax plan would convert the IRS into a giant welfare agency, redistributing massive amounts of wealth at the direction of politicians in Washington," McCain said in the radio address.
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: John McCain Source: TIME

  3. "I knew I was getting chances but I needed to convert them," he said. "I'm very happy to score the goals, but we have to think of the team as a whole."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Gonzalo Higuain Source: The Canadian Press

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