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convert from (something)

1. To leave one religion in order to follow another. I converted from Catholicism to Judaism in preparation for my wedding.
2. To change or shift from one thing into another. Did she really convert from that shy kid into a punk rock singer?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

convert from something (into something)

 and convert (from something) (in)to something
to change from one thing into another. We converted from oil to natural gas to heat our house. I had hoped he would convert from an impatient youth into a relaxed gentleman. He did not.
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The highest number of pensioners have been converted from AGPR Islamabad, where out of total 23533 pensioners, 44867 have been converted to new system which is 52 percent of the total.
Paolucci: The Italian episcopal conference has prepared a document, "Catechumens Converted from Islam," written by Walther Ruspi.
Power is the rate at which energy is converted from one form to another or transferred from one object to another.
--is the rate at which energy is converted from one form or another, or transferred from one.
84-52 considered only situations in which a partnership is converted from a general to a limited partnership, and vice versa.
By describing how quickly land is being converted from shade to sun plantations, Perfecto's report sounds an alarm, says ecologist Michael Huston of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National Laboratory.
Converted From: Fabrication of 11 components (machined parts and sheet metal).
* The auto industry's first magnesium structural exterior body component, this one-piece casting was converted from 21 previously assembled components.
Davis then converted from Phil Hargreaves' try, and Nuneaton were forced back for the rest of the game but held on to win.
For example, provisions that encouraged the destruction of wetland areas for agriculture or investment purposes allowed any profits realized on land converted from wetlands for irrigation purposes to be deducted as conservation expenses.
Profits from the sale of land previously converted from wetland must be treated as ordinary income.
Converted from: Traditionally designed as fabricated steel tube and plastic.
* This one-piece casting was converted from a four-piece fabrication that consisted of three stamped steel parts and one casting welded together.
Produced via investment casting by Pacific Cast Technologies, this part was converted from an aluminum forging without any additional casting factor.
* Converted from a steel fabrication, this structural, safety critical casting achieves 0.5 in.