convert (

     n : one who has been converted to another religious or political
     v 1: change the nature, purpose, or function of something;
          "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails;
          "convert slaves to laborers"
     2: change from one system to another or to a new plan or
        policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt" [syn: {change
     3: change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She
        converted to Buddhism"
     4: 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" [syn: change, exchange,
     5: cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries
        converted the Indian population"
     6: make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or
        validity of something; "He had finally convinced several
        customers of the advantages of his product" [syn: {win
        over}, convince]
     7: exchange a penalty for a less severe one [syn: commute, exchange]
     8: change in nature, purpose, or function; esp. undergo a
        chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"