convert from (something)

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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
The children were amazed hear that the more the Quakers were scourged, and imprisoned, and banished, the more did the sect increase, both by the influx of strangers and by converts from among the Puritans, But Grandfather told them that God had put something into the soul of man, which always turned the cruelties of the persecutor to naught.
He has written a book with Lebanese journalist Camille Eid, Avvenire's Mideast correspondent, entitled "I Cristiani Venuti dall' Islam" (Christian Converts from Islam).
Question: Is there a pastoral program for converts from Islam?
During the research, [co-author] Camille Eid and I were impressed by the freshness and courage of these converts from Islam, who said to us: "You do not realize the great treasure you have-Jesus Christ has revolutionized our life."
Elisheva Carlebach, Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany 1500-1750
I refer to the vast literature written by converts from Judaism to Christianity.
Achieving some success in this effort, he made the first converts from among the upper castes, including Brahmins in south India in the seventeenth century.