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English definition of “convert”

convert

verb [I or T] (CHANGE)    /kənˈvɜːt/ US  /-ˈvɝːt/
B2 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 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).
(Definition of convert verb (CHANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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