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  1. first-person singular present indicative of convertire


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From con- +‎ vertō.



convertō (present infinitive convertere, perfect active convertī, supine conversum); third conjugation

  1. I turn upside-down; I invert
    • 4th century, St Jerome, Vulgate, Tobit 2:6
      memorans illum sermonem quem dixit Dominus per Amos prophetam dies festi vestri convertentur in lamentationem et luctum (Remembering the word which the Lord spoke by Amos the prophet: Your festival days shall be turned into lamentation and mourning.)
  2. I turn over (soil etc)
  3. I turn back or recoil
  4. I direct myself
  5. I rotate
  6. I reverse


   Conjugation of converto (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present convertō convertis convertit convertimus convertitis convertunt
imperfect convertēbam convertēbās convertēbat convertēbāmus convertēbātis convertēbant
future convertam convertēs convertet convertēmus convertētis convertent
perfect convertī convertistī convertit convertimus convertistis convertērunt, convertēre
pluperfect converteram converterās converterat converterāmus converterātis converterant
future perfect converterō converteris converterit converterimus converteritis converterint
passive present convertor converteris, convertere convertitur convertimur convertiminī convertuntur
imperfect convertēbar convertēbāris, convertēbāre convertēbātur convertēbāmur convertēbāminī convertēbantur
future convertar convertēris, convertēre convertētur convertēmur convertēminī convertentur
perfect conversus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect conversus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect conversus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present convertam convertās convertat convertāmus convertātis convertant
imperfect converterem converterēs converteret converterēmus converterētis converterent
perfect converterim converterīs converterit converterīmus converterītis converterint
pluperfect convertissem convertissēs convertisset convertissēmus convertissētis convertissent
passive present convertar convertāris, convertāre convertātur convertāmur convertāminī convertantur
imperfect converterer converterēris, converterēre converterētur converterēmur converterēminī converterentur
perfect conversus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect conversus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present converte convertite
future convertitō convertitō convertitōte convertuntō
passive present convertere convertiminī
future convertitor convertitor convertuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives convertere convertisse conversūrus esse convertī conversus esse conversum īrī
participles convertēns conversūrus conversus convertendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
convertere convertendī convertendō convertendum conversum conversū



  • converto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • converto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • converto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to draw every one's eyes upon one: omnium oculos (et ora) ad se convertere
    • to attract universal attention: omnium animos or mentes in se convertere
    • to take one's directions from another; to obey him in everything: se convertere, converti ad alicuius nutum
    • to make a joke of a thing: aliquid ad ridiculum convertere
    • to translate from Greek into Latin: aliquid e graeco in latinum (sermonem) convertere, vertere, transferre
    • to translate Plato: Platonem vertere, convertere
    • to translate from Plato: ab or de (not ex) Platone vertere, convertere, transferre
    • to translate freely: his fere verbis, hoc fere modo convertere, transferre
    • to incur a person's hatred: alicuius odium subire, suscipere, in se convertere, sibi conflare
    • to deviate, change the direction: iter flectere, convertere, avertere
    • to deviate, change the direction: signa convertere (B. G. 1. 25)