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convert

verb
 
 
/kənˈvɜːt/
[I or T] to change from one type of system or organization to another, or to make something do this: convert into/to sth At the end of the 1990s, many building societies converted into banks.convert sth into/to sth A trade regime was introduced requiring countries to convert import quotas to tariffs.
[T] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to exchange one type of currency, share, etc. for another: convert sth (from sth) into/to sth They had converted all their cash from pounds into dollars. Investors have the option of converting bonds into equityconvert sth (from sth) into sth They were successfully converted from a traditional retailing outlet into a dot.com operation.
[T] IT to change computer data so that it can be read by a different software program: Images can be scanned, converted and saved to a specific folder.convert sth (from sth) into sth Most programs will easily convert text from one file format into another.
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