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Transform vs. Convert

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Transformverb

(transitive) To change greatly the appearance or form of.

‘The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.’;

Convertverb

(transitive) To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.

‘A kettle converts water into steam.’;

Transformverb

(transitive) To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.

Convertverb

(transitive) To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another.

‘He converted his garden into a tennis court.’;

Transformverb

To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.

Convertverb

(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.’;

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Transformverb

To subject to the action of a transformer.

Convertverb

(transitive) To exchange for something of equal value.

‘We converted our pounds into euros.’;

Transformverb

To subject (a cell) to transformation.

Convertverb

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

Transformverb

(intransitive) To undergo a transformation; to change in appearance or character.

Convertverb

(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?’;

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Transformnoun

(mathematics) the result of a transformation

Convertverb

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

Transformverb

To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly.

‘Love may transform me to an oyster.’;

Convertverb

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

Transformverb

To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.

Convertverb

To score (especially a penalty kick).

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Transformverb

To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert.

‘Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.’;

Convertverb

To score a spare.

Transformverb

To change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value.

Convertverb

(intransitive) To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief see also sense 3.

‘We’ve converted to Methodism.’;

Transformverb

To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed.

‘His hair transforms to down.’;

Convertverb

(intransitive) To become converted.

‘The chair converts into a bed.’;

Transformverb

subject to a mathematical transformation

Convertverb

To cause to turn; to turn.

Transformverb

change or alter in form, appearance, or nature;

‘This experience transformed her completely’; ‘She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture’; ‘transubstantiate one element into another’;

Convertverb

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

Transformverb

change in outward structure or looks;

‘He transformed into a monster’; ‘The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle’;

Convertverb

To turn into another language; to translate.

Transformverb

change from one form or medium into another;

‘Braque translated collage into oil’;

Convertverb

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.

Transformverb

convert (one form of energy) to another;

‘transform energy to light’;

Convertverb

To perform the action that an online advertisement is intended to induce; to reach the point of conversion.

Transformverb

change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

Convertnoun

A person who has converted to a religion.

‘They were all converts to Islam.’;

Transformverb

increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

Convertnoun

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!’;

Convertnoun

(Canadian football) The equivalent of a conversion in rugby

Convertverb

To cause to turn; to turn.

‘O, which way shall I first convert myself?’;

Convertverb

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.’;

Convertverb

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.’;

Convertverb

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.’;

Convertverb

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.’;

Convertverb

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

Convertverb

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

Convertverb

To turn into another language; to translate.

‘Which story . . . Catullus more elegantly converted.’;

Convertverb

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.’;

Convertnoun

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.’;

Convertnoun

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.

Convertnoun

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

Convertverb

change the nature, purpose, or function of something;

‘convert lead into gold’; ‘convert hotels into jails’; ‘convert slaves to laborers’;

Convertverb

change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy;

‘We converted from 220 to 110 Volt’;

Convertverb

change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief;

‘She converted to Buddhism’;

Convertverb

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’;

Convertverb

cause to adopt a new or different faith;

‘The missionaries converted the Indian population’;

Convertverb

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’;

Convertverb

complete successfully;

‘score a penalty shot or free throw’;

Convertverb

score (a spare)

Convertverb

make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something;

‘He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product’;

Convertverb

exchange a penalty for a less severe one

Convertverb

change in nature, purpose, or function; especially undergo a chemical change;

‘The substance converts to an acid’;

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