convert


convert
con·vert /kən-'vərt/ vt
1 a: to change from one form or use to another
b: to exchange (property) for another esp. of a different kind
if property...is compulsorily or involuntarily convert edInternal Revenue Code; esp: to exercise the right of conversion by exchanging (preferred shares or bonds) for common stock
2: to appropriate (another's property) by conversion
the bailee convert ed the goods to his own use see also embezzle
con·vert·er n
con·ver·ti·ble /kən-'vər-tə-bəl/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

convert
I (change use) verb alter, amend, become, change, change into, change over, commute, convertere, denature, develop, diversify, emend, evolve, exchange, interchange, make into, make over, metabolize, metamorphose, modify, mutate, permute, rearrange, recast, reconstitute, reconstruct, refashion, reform, regenerate, remake, remodel, remold, render different, renovate, reorganize, replace, reshape, restyle, revamp, revise, shift, substitute, switch, transfer, transfigure, transform, transmogrify, transmute, transpose, transshape, transubstantiate, turn, vary associated concepts: basic converter, convert bonds, innocent converter II (misappropriate) verb apply dishonestly, appropriate wrongfully, assume unlawful rights of ownership, embezzle, expropriate, misapply, misdirect, misemploy, mismanage, misuse, peculate, put to a wrong use, steal, take illegally associated concepts: convert to one's own use, fraudulently convert III (persuade) verb align, brainwash, bring around, convince, enlist, induce, influence, lead to believe, prevail, propagandize, proselytize, reform, sway, talk into, win an argument, win over IV index adapt, alter, annex (arrogate), change, convince, denature, deprive, impropriate, modify (alter), persuade, pilfer, prevail (persuade), reform, renovate, tamper, transform

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • 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.] [1913 Webster] O, which way shall I first convert… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Convert — Con vert, n. 1. A person who is converted from one opinion or practice to another; a person who is won over to, or heartily embraces, a creed, religious system, or party, in which he has not previously believed; especially, one who turns from the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convert — [n] new believer catechumen, disciple, follower, neophyte, novice, novitiate, proselyte; concept 361 convert [v1] change; adapt alter, apply, appropriate, commute, downlink, download, interchange, make, metamorphose, modify, remodel, reorganize,… …   New thesaurus

  • Convert — Nom surtout porté dans l Ain, la région lyonnaise et l Auvergne. Désigne celui qui est converti au christianisme, ou encore un frère convers (personne qui se consacre aux travaux manuels dans un couvent). Variante : Convers (43, 70, 74).… …   Noms de famille

  • convert — [kən vʉrt′; ] for n. [ kän′vʉrt΄] vt. [ME converten < OFr convertir < L convertere < com , together + vertere, to turn: see VERSE] 1. to change from one form or use to another; transform [convert grain into flour] 2. to cause to change… …   English World dictionary

  • Convert — Con*vert , v. i. To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally. [1913 Webster] If Nebo had had the preaching that thou hast, they [the Neboites] would have converted. Latimer. [1913 Webster] A red… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convert — is pronounced with stress on the first syllable as a noun and on the second syllable as a verb …   Modern English usage

  • convert — ► VERB 1) change in form, character, or function. 2) change (money, stocks, or units in which a quantity is expressed) into others of a different kind. 3) adapt (a building) to make it suitable for a new purpose. 4) change one s religious faith… …   English terms dictionary


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