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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)

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.

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"