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Convert, Conversion
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Greek - first convert
Greek - new convert
Convert

CONVERT, v.t. L., to turn; coinciding in elements and signification with barter.

1. To change or turn into another substance or form; as, to convert gases into water, or water into ice.
2. To change from one state to another; as, to convert a barren waste into a fruitful field; to convert a wilderness into a garden; to convert rude savages into civilized men.
3. To change or turn from one religion to another, or from one party or sect to another; as, to convert pagans to Christianity; to convert royalists into republicans.
4. To turn from a bad life to a good one; to change the heart and moral character, from enmity to God and from vicious habits, to love of God and to a holy life.

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. Acts 3.

He that converteth a sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death. James 5.

5. To turn toward a point.

Crystal will callify into electricity, and convert the needle freely placed. Unusual.

6. To turn from one use or destination to another; as, to convert liberty into an engine of oppression.
7. To appropriate or apply to ones own use, or to personal benefit; as, to convert public property to our own use.
8. To change one proposition into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second; as, all sin is a transgression of the law; but every transgression of the law is sin.
9. To turn into another language.

CONVERT, v.i. To turn or be changed; to undergo a change.

The love of wicked friends converts to fear; that fear, to hate.

CONVERT, n.

1. A person who is converted from one opinion or practice to another; a person who renounces one creed, religious system or party, and embraces another; applied particularly to those who change their religious opinions, but applicable to political and philosophical sects.
2. In a more strict sense, one who is turned from sin to holiness.

Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. Isaiah 1.

3. In monasteries, a lay-friar or brother, admitted to the service of the house, without orders, and not allowed to sing in the choir.


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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at http://www.swordsearcher.com.

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Convert'". "King James Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/kjd/view.cgi?number=T1264>.

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