convert etymology

English word convert comes from Latin verto, and later Old French convertir (To convert (change from one state to another).)

Detailed word origin of convert

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
verto Latin (lat) I exchange. I retreat. I reverse (transitive). I translate. I turn around. I turn, revolve.
converto Latin (lat) I direct myself. I reverse. I rotate. I turn back or recoil. I turn over (soil etc). I turn upside-down; I invert.
convertir Old French (fro) To convert (change from one state to another).
convert English (eng) (ambitransitive, rugby football) To score extra points after (a try) by completing a conversion.. (intransitive) To become converted.. (intransitive) To undergo a conversion of religion, faith or belief (see also sense 3).. (intransitive, ten-pin bowling) To score a spare.. (transitive) To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another.. (transitive) To exchange for [...]

Words with the same origin as convert

Descendants of verto
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