Change vs Convert - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between change and convert

is that change is (countable) the process of becoming different while convert is a person who has converted his or her religion.

As verbs the difference between change and convert

is that change is   to become something different while convert is to transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.

change

English

Verb

(chang)
  • To become something different.
  • (ergative) To make something into something different.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=The climate of Tibet: Pole-land
  • , date=2013-05-11, volume=407, issue=8835, page=80 , magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=Of all the transitions brought about on the Earth’s surface by temperature change, the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus.
  • To replace.
  • To replace one's clothing.
  • To transfer to another vehicle (train, bus, etc.)
  • (archaic) To exchange.
  • * 1610 , , by (William Shakespeare), act 1 scene 2
  • At the first sight / they have changed eyes. (exchanged looks )
  • * 1662 , Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
  • I would give any thing to change a word or two with this person.
  • To change hand while riding (a horse).
  • to change a horse

    Synonyms

    * (to make something different) alter, modify * (to make something into something different) transform

    Derived terms

    * changeable * change by reversal * change course * change direction * changeful * change out * change hands * change horses in midstream * change integrity * changeling * change one's mind * change one's tune * change places * change tack * change the channel * change the subject * change up * chop and change * everchanging * get changed * leopard change his spots * presto change-o *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) The process of becoming different.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=The climate of Tibet: Pole-land
  • , date=2013-05-11, volume=407, issue=8835, page=80 , magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=Of all the transitions brought about on the Earth’s surface by temperature change , the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.}}
    The product is undergoing a change in order to improve it.
  • (uncountable) Small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination.
  • Can I get change for this $100 bill please?
  • (countable) A replacement, e.g. a change of clothes
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Mark Vesty , title=Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=After beating champions Chelsea 3-1 on Boxing Day, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made eight changes to his starting XI in an effort to freshen things up, with games against Birmingham and Manchester City to come in the next seven days.}}
  • (uncountable) Money given back when a customer hands over more than the exact price of an item.
  • A customer who pays with a 10-pound note for a £9 item receives one pound in change .
  • (countable) A transfer between vehicles.
  • The train journey from Bristol to Nottingham includes a change at Birmingham.
  • (baseball) A change-up pitch.
  • (lb) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
  • * Holder
  • Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing.
  • A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; an exchange.
  • A public house; an alehouse.
  • * Burt
  • They call an alehouse a change .

    Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "change": big, small, major, minor, dramatic, drastic, rapid, slow, gradual, radical, evolutionary, revolutionary, abrupt, sudden, unexpected, incremental, social, economic, organizational, technological, personal, cultural, political, technical, environmental, institutional, educational, genetic, physical, chemical, industrial, geological, global, local, good, bad, positive, negative, significant, important, structural, strategic, tactical.

    Synonyms

    (the process of becoming different) transition, transformation

    Derived terms

    * and change * breaking change * bureau de change * chump change * cool change * change agent * change key * change-off * change of heart * change of innings * change of life * change of mind * change of state * change order * change ringing * change-up * chemical change * chump change * climate change * deflection change * fatty change * net change * oil change * phase change * quick-change * regime change * sea change * seed change * sex change * shortchange * small change * sound change * spare change * step change * technological change * the change

    See also

    * modification * mutation * evolution * exchange * reorganization

    References

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    convert

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who has converted to his or her religion.
  • They were all converts to Islam.
  • A person who is now in favour of something that he or she previously opposed or disliked.
  • I never really liked broccoli before, but now that I've tasted it the way you cook it, I'm a convert !

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (lb) To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.
  • :
  • *(Thomas Burnet) (1635?-1715)
  • *:if the whole atmosphere were converted into water
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:That still lessens / The sorrow, and converts it nigh to joy.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: the ability to convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and waste oxygen using solar energy.}}
  • (lb) To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another.
  • :
  • *
  • *:“A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron; and she looked it, always trim and trig and smooth of surface like a converted yacht cleared for action. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable,.
  • (lb) To induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, ideology or belief.
  • :
  • * (1796-1859)
  • *:No attempt was made to convert the Moslems.
  • (lb) To exchange for something of equal value.
  • :
  • (lb) To express (a quantity) in alternative units.
  • (lb) To express (a unit of measure) in terms of another; to furnish a mathematical formula by which a quantity, expressed in the former unit, may be given in the latter.
  • :
  • To appropriate wrongfully or unlawfully; to commit the common law tort of conversion.
  • To score extra points after (a try) by completing a conversion.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=February 4, author=Gareth Roberts, work=BBC
  • , title= Wales 19-26 England , passage=Flood converted to leave Wales with a 23-9 deficit going into the final quarter.}}
  • (lb) To score (a penalty).
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 28, author=Jon Smith, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Valencia 1-1 Chelsea , passage=But, after the error by Lampard's replacement Kalou, Roberto Soldado converted the penalty.}}
  • To score a spare.
  • (lb) To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief.
  • :
  • (lb) To become converted.
  • :
  • To cause to turn; to turn.
  • *(Ben Jonson) (1572-1637)
  • *:O, which way shall I first convert myself?
  • To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.
  • To turn into another language; to translate.
  • *(Ben Jonson) (1572-1637)
  • *:which storyCatullus more elegantly converted
  • Antonyms

    * deconvert

    Derived terms

    * converter * convertible * downconvert, downconversion, downconverter * upconvert, upconversion, upconverter