convert-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: change from one form or function to another; alter; exchange for an equivalent

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] CONVERT NP2[material] to/into NP3[product] NP1[material] CONVERT to/into NP2[product]

I thought alchemists could convert iron into gold.
Could we convert the small bedroom into a second bathroom?
The rebels converted hotels into jails.
Selenium exhibits photovoltaic action, where light is converted directly into electricity.
Scientists have discovered how to convert pig manure into crude oil.
The Jason Bourne series is to be converted into multi-platform games.
Many of these abstract ideas were converted into genuine working computer programs.
We convert imagination into reality!
Could you convert my dollars into pounds?
He converted his holdings into shares.
He could have converted his sentence to community service.
They converted my campaign slogan from 'You know he's right' to 'You know he's nuts.'
We converted the text into cryptorunes, with each rune standing for an English letter.

VerbNet: turn-26.6.1-1
FrameNet: Exchange_currency,Cause_change
PropBank: convert.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4, 10, 11

Sense Number 2: (cause to) adopt a different system, value, or viewpoint

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent[human]] CONVERT NP1[agent] CONVERT NP2[patient[human]]

She converted to Buddhism.
Nudie Cohn converted from Judaism to Christianity.
I brought my friends who are not vegetarian and have converted them to tofu-lovers!
I converted to pharmacology.
He converted me to pharmacology.

VerbNet: convert-26.6.2-1,turn-26.6.1-1
FrameNet: Cause_change
PropBank: convert.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 5, 9

Sense Number 3: SPORTS-score points

They are otherwise good shooters, but for some reason they cannot convert from the free throw line.
Each time Chicago was able to convert key free throws on the other end.
The Stampeders would only be able to convert a field goal out of the opportunity.
It is very difficult to convert into a spare in candlepin bowling.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 7, 8