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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              O, which way shall I first convert myself? --B.
                                                    Jonson.
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     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.
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              If the whole atmosphere were converted into water.
                                                    --T. Burnet.
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              That still lessens
              The sorrow, and converts it nigh to joy. --Milton.
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     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.
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              No attempt was made to convert the Moslems.
                                                    --Prescott.
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     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.
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              He which converteth the sinner from the error of his
              way shall save a soul from death.     --Lames v. 20.
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     5. To apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or
        intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally.
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              When a bystander took a coin to get it changed, and
              converted it, [it was] held no larceny. --Cooley.
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     6. To exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert
        goods into money.
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     7. (Logic) To change (one proposition) into another, so that
        what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of
        the second.
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     8. To turn into another language; to translate. [Obs.]
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              Which story . . . Catullus more elegantly converted.
                                                    --B. Jonson.
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     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.
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