convert

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Convert is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun
  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈkɒn.vət/ or [ˈkʰɒɱ.vət]
  • (US) enPR: kŏn'vûrt, IPA (key): /ˈkɑn.vɚt/ or [ˈkʰɑɱ.vɚt]
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Verb
  • (UK) IPA (key): /kənˈvɜːt/ or [kʰə̥ɱˈvɜːt]
  • (US) enPR: kənvûrt', IPA (key): /kənˈvɝt/ or [kʰə̥ɱˈvɝt]
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Verb[change]

Plain form
convert

Third-person singular
converts

Past tense
converted

Past participle
converted

Present participle
converting

The house in the middle was converted into a restaurant
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you convert something, you change it so that it has a different function or form.
    They wanted to convert the room into a study.
    The factory was powered originally by water, then converted to steam in 1811.
    The electric engine is extremely efficient at converting electrical energy into movement.

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Noun[change]

Singular
convert

Plural
converts

  1. (countable) A convert is a person who changed their beliefs or religion.
    Mr Kinnock is a relatively recent convert to Buddhism.
    And we must not discount those who became converts to the new religion.