Convert vs Civilianize - What's the difference?

convert | civilianize |


As verbs the difference between convert and civilianize

is that convert is (lb) to transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product while civilianize is to convert something from military to civilian operation or control.

As a noun convert

is a person who has converted to his or her religion.

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.
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  • (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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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

    civilianize

    English

    Verb

    (civilianiz)
  • To convert something from military to civilian operation or control
  • To change the status of a member of the armed forces to that of a civilian