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Convert vs. Invert — What's the Difference?

Convert vs. Invert — What's the Difference?

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Convert

To change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product; transform
Convert water into ice.

Invert

To turn inside out or upside down
Invert an hourglass.

Convert

To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another; adapt to a new or different purpose
Convert a forest into farmland.

Invert

To reverse the position, order, or condition of
Invert the subject and predicate of a sentence.

Convert

To persuade or induce to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief
Convert pagans to Christianity.
Was converted to pacifism by the war.
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Invert

To subject to inversion.

Convert

To exchange for something of equal value
Convert assets into cash.

Invert

To be subjected to inversion.

Convert

To express (a quantity) in alternative units
Converting feet into meters.

Invert

Something inverted.

Convert

(Logic) To transform (a proposition) by conversion.

Invert

(Psychology) In early psychology, a person who displays behavior or attitudes considered typical of the opposite sex, including sexual attraction to members of one's own sex. No longer in scientific use.

Convert

(Law) To appropriate (another's property) without right to one's own use.

Invert

(transitive) To turn (something) upside down or inside out; to place in a contrary order or direction.
To invert a cup, the order of words, rules of justice, etc.

Convert

To complete (a conversion, penalty shot, or free throw) successfully.

Invert

To move (the root note of a chord) up or down an octave, resulting in a change in pitch.

Convert

To score (a spare) in bowling.

Invert

To undergo inversion, as sugar.

Convert

To undergo a conversion
We converted to Islam several years ago.

Invert

To divert; to convert to a wrong use.

Convert

To be converted
A sofa that converts into a bed.
Arms factories converting to peacetime production.

Invert

(anatomy) To turn (the foot) inwards.

Convert

(Football) To make a conversion.

Invert

A homosexual.

Convert

(Sports) To shoot and score a goal, especially immediately after receiving a pass or gaining control of a rebound.

Invert

(architecture) An inverted arch (as in a sewer).

Convert

One who has been converted, especially from one religion or belief to another.

Invert

The base of a tunnel on which the road or railway may be laid and used when construction is through unstable ground. It may be flat or form a continuous curve with the tunnel arch.

Convert

(transitive) To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.
A kettle converts water into steam.

Invert

(civil engineering) The lowest point inside a pipe at a certain point.

Convert

(transitive) To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another.
He converted his garden into a tennis court.

Invert

(civil engineering) An elevation of a pipe at a certain point along the pipe.

Convert

(transitive) To induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, ideology or belief see also sense 11.
They converted her to Roman Catholicism on her deathbed.

Invert

A skateboarding trick where the skater grabs the board and plants a hand on the coping so as to balance upside-down on the lip of a ramp.

Convert

(transitive) To exchange for something of equal value.
We converted our pounds into euros.

Invert

(chemistry) Subjected to the process of inversion; inverted; converted.
Invert sugar

Convert

(transitive) To express (a quantity) in alternative units.

Invert

To turn over; to put upside down; to upset; to place in a contrary order or direction; to reverse; as, to invert a cup, the order of words, rules of justice, etc.
That doth invert the attest of eyes and ears,As if these organs had deceptious functions.
Such reasoning falls like an inverted cone,Wanting its proper base to stand upon.

Convert

(transitive) To express (a unit of measurement) in terms of another; to furnish a mathematical formula by which a quantity, expressed in the former unit, may be given in the latter.
How do you convert feet into metres?

Invert

To change the position of; - said of tones which form a chord, or parts which compose harmony.

Convert

To appropriate wrongfully or unlawfully; to commit the common law tort of conversion.

Invert

To divert; to convert to a wrong use.

Convert

To score extra points after (a try) by completing a conversion.

Invert

To undergo inversion, as sugar.

Convert

To score (especially a penalty kick).

Invert

Subjected to the process of inversion; inverted; converted; as, invert sugar.

Convert

To score a spare.

Invert

An inverted arch.

Convert

(intransitive) To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief see also sense 3.
We’ve converted to Methodism.

Invert

Make an inversion (in a musical composition);
Here the theme is inverted

Convert

(intransitive) To become converted.
The chair converts into a bed.

Invert

Turn inside out or upside down

Convert

To cause to turn; to turn.

Convert

To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.

Convert

To turn into another language; to translate.

Convert

To increase one's individual score, especially from 50 runs (a fifty) to 100 runs (a century), or from a century to a double or triple century.

Convert

To perform the action that an online advertisement is intended to induce; to reach the point of conversion.
Each time a user clicks on one of your adverts, you will be charged the bid amount whether the user converts or not.

Convert

To transform a material or positional advantage into a win.

Convert

A person who has converted to a religion.
They were all converts to Islam.

Convert

A person who is now in favour of something that he or she previously opposed or disliked.
I never really liked broccoli before, but now that I've tasted it the way you cook it, I'm a convert!

Convert

(Canadian football) The equivalent of a conversion in rugby

Convert

To cause to turn; to turn.
O, which way shall I first convert myself?

Convert

To change or turn from one state or condition to another; to alter in form, substance, or quality; to transform; to transmute; as, to convert water into ice.
If the whole atmosphere were converted into water.
That still lessensThe sorrow, and converts it nigh to joy.

Convert

To change or turn from one belief or course to another, as from one religion to another or from one party or sect to another.
No attempt was made to convert the Moslems.

Convert

To produce the spiritual change called conversion in (any one); to turn from a bad life to a good one; to change the heart and moral character of (any one) from the controlling power of sin to that of holiness.
He which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death.

Convert

To apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally.
When a bystander took a coin to get it changed, and converted it, [it was] held no larceny.

Convert

To exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money.

Convert

To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.

Convert

To turn into another language; to translate.
Which story . . . Catullus more elegantly converted.

Convert

To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally.
If Nebo had had the preaching that thou hast, they [the Neboites] would have converted.
A red dust which converth into worms.
The public hopeAnd eye to thee converting.

Convert

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 controlling power of sin to that of holiness, or from unbelief to Christianity.
The Jesuits did not persuade the converts to lay aside the use of images.

Convert

A lay friar or brother, permitted to enter a monastery for the service of the house, but without orders, and not allowed to sing in the choir.

Convert

A person who has been converted to another religious or political belief

Convert

Change the nature, purpose, or function of something;
Convert lead into gold
Convert hotels into jails
Convert slaves to laborers

Convert

Change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy;
We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

Convert

Change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief;
She converted to Buddhism

Convert

Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category;
Could you convert my dollars into pounds?
He changed his name
Convert centimeters into inches
Convert holdings into shares

Convert

Cause to adopt a new or different faith;
The missionaries converted the Indian population

Convert

Score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the endzone;
Smith converted and his team won

Convert

Complete successfully;
Score a penalty shot or free throw

Convert

Score (a spare)

Convert

Make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something;
He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product

Convert

Exchange a penalty for a less severe one

Convert

Change in nature, purpose, or function; especially undergo a chemical change;
The substance converts to an acid

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