convert


convert
convert con‧vert [kənˈvɜːt ǁ -ˈvɜːrt] verb [transitive]
to change or make something change from one thing to another:
convert something to/​into something

• energy consumption that could readily be converted from oil to natural gas

• bonds that can be converted into stock at a later date

• A falling dollar means that foreign-currency profits are worth more when converted into dollars.

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convert UK US /kənˈvɜːt/ verb
[I or T] to change from one type of system or organization to another, or to make something do this: convert into/to sth »

At the end of the 1990s, many building societies converted into banks.

convert sth into/to sth »

A trade regime was introduced requiring countries to convert import quotas to tariffs.

[T] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to exchange one type of currency, share, etc. for another: convert sth (from sth) into/to sth »

They had converted all their cash from pounds into dollars.

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Investors have the option of converting bonds into equity

convert sth (from sth) into sth »

They were successfully converted from a traditional retailing outlet into a dot.com operation.

[T] IT to change computer data so that it can be read by a different software program: »

Images can be scanned, converted and saved to a specific folder.

convert sth (from sth) into sth »

Most programs will easily convert text from one file format into another.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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