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convert

Translation of convert in French:

noun

British English: /ˈkɒnvəːt/
American English: /ˈkɑnˌvərt/
  • converti/-e m/f (to à)
    to become a convert
    se convertir
    to win ou make converts
    faire des adeptes

transitive verb

British English: /kənˈvəːt/
American English: /kənˈvərt/
  • 2 (modify)
    adapter (car, cooker, product)
  • 3 (Mathematics, Computing)
    convertir (currency, measurement) (from de) (to, into en)
  • 5 (Religion, Politics)
    etc convertir (person) (to à) (from de)

intransitive verb

British English: /kənˈvəːt/
American English: /kənˈvərt/
  • 1 (gen) (change)to convert to something
    passer à quelque chose
    I've converted to unleaded (petrol)
    je suis passé au sans plomb
  • 2 (be convertible)
    (sofa, object)
    être convertible (into en)
  • 3 (Religion, Politics)
    etc se convertir (to à) (from de)

Idioms

to preach to the converted

prêcher un converti ou des convertis

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