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    converted

    They converted the garage into a theatre.

    Instead of the word "converted" what other words would be appropriate?

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    Re: converted

    Try "turned" or "transformed."

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    Re: converted

    Also 'remade', 'adapted', 'remodeled', 'modified', 'updated', 're-purposed' and even 'refashioned'.

    A thesaurus is your friend in situations like these. Just be aware that not every synonym listed for a given word works in every context.

    Edit: Also 'redid' would work in this context.
    Last edited by Skrej; 05-Feb-2017 at 01:06. Reason: added another word
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    Re: converted

    "Updated" seems odd to me in that context. I wonder if this is an AmE usage.

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    Re: converted

    AmE uses it when referring to remodels on a house - update your bathroom with new fixtures, update your kitchen with new appliances, update an unused bedroom to a study, etc.
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