To change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product; transform: convert water into ice. To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another; adapt to a new or different purpose: convert a forest into farmland. To persuade or induce to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief: convert pagans to Christianity; was converted to pacifism by the war. To exchange for something of equal value: convert assets into cash. To exchange (a security, for example) by substituting an equivalent of another form. To express (a quantity) in alternative units: converting feet into meters. Logic To transform (a proposition) by conversion. Law To appropriate (another's property) without right to one's own use. Law To change (property) from real to personal or from joint to separate or vice versa. Sports To complete (a conversion, penalty shot, or free throw) successfully. Sports To score (a spare) in bowling. To undergo a conversion: We converted to Islam several years ago. To be converted: a sofa that converts into a bed; arms factories converting to peacetime production. Football To make a conversion. Sports To shoot and score a goal, especially immediately after receiving a pass or gaining control of a rebound. One who has been converted, especially from one religion or belief to another.