transform

When you transform you change from one thing or state to another. Picture a transformer that changes from a robot to a car. Simple, right?

Caterpillars transform into butterflies, a forest is transformed by a snowfall, and a city can be transformed by a new government or a changing economy. Transform means a big change in appearance or in essence. The Internet has transformed how we live our day-to-day lives, but you wouldn't say that moving a throw pillow has transformed your living room.

Primary Meanings of transform

1.
v
change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
2.
v
increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)
Full Definitions of transform
1

v change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

“This experience transformed her completely”
“She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture”
Synonyms:
transmute, transubstantiate
Types:
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transubstantiate
change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ
sorcerise, sorcerize
transform or change by means of sorcery
stalinise, stalinize
transform in accordance with Stalin's policies
destalinise, destalinize
counteract the effects and policies of Stalinism
process, work, work on
shape, form, or improve a material
hot-work
roll, press, forge, or shape (metal) while hot
cold work, coldwork
shape (metal) without heat
overwork
use too much
make over, retread, rework
use again in altered form
rack
work on a rack
tool
work with a tool
till
work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v change in outward structure or looks

“He transformed into a monster”
Synonyms:
metamorphose, transmute
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aurify
transform into gold
become, turn
undergo a change or development
boil down, come down, reduce
be the essential element
choke, suffocate
become stultified, suppressed, or stifled
nucleate
form into a nucleus
add up, amount, come
develop into
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v convert (one form of energy) to another

transform energy to light”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v change from one form or medium into another

Synonyms:
translate
Types:
metricise, metricize
express in the metric system
diagonalise, diagonalize
transform a matrix to a diagonal matrix
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v subject to a mathematical transformation

Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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v increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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