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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
1. Simple Change

144. [Gradual Change to Something Different.] Conversion.

   NOUN:CONVERSION, reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation; chemistry, alchemy; lapse, assumption, growth, progress; naturalization; transportation.
  PROSELYTIZATION, regeneration, Catholicization, Protestantization.
  PASSAGE, transit, transition, transmigration; shifting &c. v.; flux; phase; conjugation; convertibility.
  LABORATORY [See Workshop]; crucible, alembic, caldron, retort, mortar; potter’s wheel, anvil, lathe, blowpipe.
  CONVERT, neophyte, catechumen, proselyte; pervert, renegade, apostate, turncoat.
   VERB:BE CONVERTED INTO; become, get, wax; come -, turn- -to, -into; turn out, lapse, shift; run -, fall -, pass -, slide -, glide -, grow -, ripen -, open -, resolve itself -, settle -, merge- into; melt, grow, come round to, mature, mellow; assume the – form, – shape, – state, – nature, character- of; illapse [rare]; assume a new phase, undergo a change.
  CONVERT INTO, resolve into; make, render; mold, form [See Form]; remodel, new-model, refound, reform, reorganize; assimilate to, bring to, reduce to.
   ADJECTIVE:CONVERTED INTO &c. v.; convertible, resolvable into; conversible [rare], chemical, transitional; naturalized.
   ADVERB:gradually (slowly) [See Slowness]; in transitu [L.] (transference) [See Transference].
   QUOTATION:But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.—Tempest