Meaning of convert

Definition of convert

(noun) a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
(verb) change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She converted to Buddhism"
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"
cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone; "Smith converted and his team won"
complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw"
score (a spare)
make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"
exchange a penalty for a less severe one
change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"

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