convert from (something) (in)to (something)

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convert from (something) (in)to (something)

1. To leave one religion in order to follow another. I converted from Catholicism to Judaism in preparation for my wedding.
2. To cause someone to leave one religion in order to follow another. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "convert" and "from." Everyone thinks Mandy converted me from Islam to Buddhism, but that's not really true.
3. To change or transform from one form, state, or function into another. The substance will convert from a gas into a liquid with enough pressure.
4. To change or transform something to a new or different form, state, or function. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "convert" and "from." We're converting the room from a bedroom into an office. Could you convert this money from pounds to American dollars for me, please?
5. To shift from one type of person or thing into another. Did she really convert from that shy kid I used to know into a punk rock singer? Over the next few years, the business would convert from a small two-man operation to one of the largest corporations in the country.
6. To cause someone or something to change or shift from one type of person or thing into another. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "convert" and "from." The profession converted him over time from a trusting, open-minded young man into a bitter, cynical old grouch.
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