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Definition of "convert" []

  • To change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product; transform: convert water into ice. (verb-transitive)
  • To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another; adapt to a new or different purpose: convert a forest into farmland. (verb-transitive)
  • To persuade or induce to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief: convert pagans to Christianity; was converted to pacifism by the war. (verb-transitive)
  • To exchange for something of equal value: convert assets into cash. (verb-transitive)
  • To exchange (a security, for example) by substituting an equivalent of another form. (verb-transitive)
  • To change or adapt the form, character, or function of; transform (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To cause (someone) to change in opinion, belief, etc (verb)
  • To change (a person or his or her way of life, etc) for the better (verb)
  • To admit of being changed (into) (verb)
  • To change or be changed into another chemical compound or physical state (verb)
  • To assume unlawful proprietary rights over (personal property) (verb)
  • To change (property) from realty into personalty or vice versa (verb)
  • To make a conversion after (a try) (verb)
  • To transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion (verb)
  • To change (a value or measurement) from one system of units to another (verb)
  • To exchange (a security or bond) for something of equivalent value (verb)
  • A person who has been converted to another belief, religion, etc (noun)

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Use "convert" in a sentence
  • "My username might fool you, but I'm a new convert to Unix/open-source ... but I'm an _HONEST convert_."
  • "FROM {$convert - src_table_prefix} messages m, {$convert-src_table_prefix} topics t"
  • "REPLACE (convert (varchar (8), getdate () ,112) +'_'+convert (varchar (8), getdate () ,114), ':', '') + '. sql"