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convert

verb [I/T]  /kənˈvɜrt/ us  
to change the character, appearance, or operation of something: [T] We converted our oil furnace to gas to save money. Someone who is converted to something is persuaded to accept new preferences or beliefs: [I] Most of the families in the community converted recently. [T] My kids are trying to convert me to country music.
conversion
noun [C/U]  /kənˈvɜr·ʒən/ us  
[U] Conversion to the metric system has been underway in this country for decades.
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