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convert

verb uk   /kənˈvɜːt/ us    /-ˈvɝːt/

convert verb (CHANGE)

B2 [I or T] to (cause something or someone to) change in form or character: Could we convert the small bedroom into a second bathroom? What's the formula for converting pounds into kilos?ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently C2 [I or T] to change to a new religion, belief, opinion, etc., or to make someone do this: He converted to (= started believing in) Catholicism when he got married. I used not to like exercise, but my sister has converted me (to it).

convert verb (RUGBY)

[T] in rugby, to score more points after a try by kicking the ball over the bar and between the postsRugbyGeneral terms used in ball sports

convert

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.vɜːt/ us    /ˈkɑːn.vɝːt/
someone who changes their beliefs, habits, or way of living: a Christian/Buddhist convert a convert to vegetarianism/wholemeal breadBelievers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders
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