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01. Jehovah's Witnesses go door to door, trying to [convert] people to their religion.
02. Francisco Zabiel came to Japan to [convert] people to Christianity in the 16th century.
03. Calvin [converted] many rich Catholics to Protestantism in France.
04. The [conversion] of Eastern European factories into modern facilities since the fall of communism has been an expensive process.
05. An old train line known as the Galloping Goose has been [converted] into a popular cycling path linking Victoria with communities to the north.
06. We've just finished [converting] one of the bedrooms in our house into a playroom for the children.
07. Some of the city's taxis have [converted] from gas to propane in order to reduce costs.
08. Scientist Hans Selye once observed that adopting the right attitude can [convert] a negative stress into a positive one.
09. There is a German proverb which states that revenge [converts] a little right into a great wrong.
10. Margaret Atwood once remarked, "If I were going to [convert] to any religion, I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary."
11. Penguins have an organ above their eyes that [converts] seawater to fresh water.
12. Nearly the entire production of green olives grown in Italy is [converted] into olive oil.
13. During digestion, the starches and sugars in the food you eat are [converted] to glucose, a sugar that your body uses for energy.
14. Saint Patrick [converted] the Irish to Christianity in the 5th century.
15. We recently [converted] our heating system from oil to natural gas.
16. Windmills [convert] wind power to energy which can be used for electricity.
17. Now that our daughter has grown up and moved away, we're planning on [converting] her bedroom into an office.
18. During the beer-making process, crushed grain is mixed with water, and heated, which allows the starch to be [converted] into sugar.
19. In Portugal, many historic palaces, convents, and castles have been [converted] into tourist accommodations.
20. This sofa can easily be [converted] into a very comfortable double bed for guests.
21. A Chinese proverb advises, "[Convert] great quarrels into small ones, and small ones into nothing."
22. Only plants can [convert] solar energy into chemical energy stored in food.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • convert — con‧vert [kənˈvɜːt ǁ ˈvɜːrt] verb [transitive] to change or make something change from one thing to another: convert something to/​into something • energy consumption that could readily be converted from oil to natural gas • bonds that can be… …   Financial and business terms

  • convert — vb *transform, metamorphose, transmute, transmogrify, transfigure Analogous words: manufacture, fabricate, forge, *make: apply, utilize, employ, *use convert n Convert, proselyte are synonyms only in being applicable to the same person. Both… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 ed Internal Revenue Code; esp: to exercise the right of… …   Law dictionary

  • 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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