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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convert  \Con*vert"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Converted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Converting}.]  [L.  convertere,  -versum;  con-  +  vertere 
  to  turn:  cf  F.  convertir.  See  {Verse}.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  turn;  to  turn.  [Obs.] 
 
  O,  which  way  shall  I  first  convert  myself?  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  2.  To  change  or  turn  from  one  state  or  condition  to  another; 
  to  alter  in  form  substance,  or  quality;  to  transform;  to 
  transmute;  as  to  convert  water  into  ice. 
 
  If  the  whole  atmosphere  were  converted  into  water. 
  --T.  Burnet. 
 
  That  still  lessens  The  sorrow,  and  converts  it  nigh 
  to  joy.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  change  or  turn  from  one  belief  or  course  to  another,  as 
  from  one  religion  to  another  or  from  one  party  or  sect  to 
  another. 
 
  No  attempt  was  made  to  convert  the  Moslems. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  4.  To  produce  the  spiritual  change  called  conversion  in  (any 
  one);  to  turn  from  a  bad  life  to  a  good  one  to  change  the 
  heart  and  moral  character  of  (any  one)  from  the 
  controlling  power  of  sin  to  that  of  holiness. 
 
  He  which  converteth  the  sinner  from  the  error  of  his 
  way  shall  save  a  soul  from  death.  --Lames  v.  20. 
 
  5.  To  apply  to  any  use  by  a  diversion  from  the  proper  or 
  intended  use  to  appropriate  dishonestly  or  illegally. 
 
  When  a  bystander  took  a  coin  to  get  it  changed,  and 
  converted  it  [it  was]  held  no  larceny.  --Cooley. 
 
  6.  To  exchange  for  some  specified  equivalent;  as  to  convert 
  goods  into  money. 
 
  7.  (Logic)  To  change  (one  proposition)  into  another,  so  that 
  what  was  the  subject  of  the  first  becomes  the  predicate  of 
  the  second 
 
  8.  To  turn  into  another  language;  to  translate.  [Obs.] 
 
  Which  story  .  .  .  Catullus  more  elegantly  converted. 
  --B.  Jonson 
 
  {Converted  guns},  cast-iron  guns  lined  with  wrought-iron  or 
  steel  tubes.  --Farrow. 
 
  {Converting  furnace}  (Steel  Manuf.),  a  furnace  in  which 
  wrought  iron  is  converted  into  steel  by  cementation. 
 
  Syn:  To  change;  turn;  transmute;  appropriate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  converted 
  adj  :  spiritually  reborn  or  converted;  "a  born-again  Christian"; 
  "a  converted  sinner"  [syn:  {born-again},  {reborn}] 




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