transform

  • 1 transform — transform, metamorphose, transmute, convert, transmogrify, transfigure can all mean to turn or change one thing into another or a different thing or from one form into another and different form. In general, the same differences in implications… …

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  • 2 transform — UK US /trænsˈfɔːm/ verb [T] ► to change completely the character or appearance of something in order to improve it: »Smart metropolitan developments have transformed former industrial areas in cities such as Birmingham and Manchester. »Social and …

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  • 3 Transform — may refer to: *Transformation (genetics) *Transformation (geometry) *Transform (mathematics) *Transform (album) by Powerman 5000 *Transform (Rebecca St. James album) *XSL Transformations (computing) for XML conversion *Transform (scratch)ee also* …

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  • 4 Transform — Trans*form , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transformed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transforming}.] [L. transformare, transformatum; trans across, over + formare to from: cf. F. transformer. See {Form}, v. t.] 1. To change the form of; to change in shape or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Transform — Album par Powerman 5000 Sortie 20 Mai 2003 Enregistrement Mad Dog Studios à Burbank, Cello Studios à Hollywood, QI Lab Studios à Los Angeles Durée 45:35 Genre Hard rock Producteur …

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  • 6 transform — [trans fôrm′; ] for n. [ trans′fôrm΄] vt. [ME transformen < L transformare < trans , TRANS + formare, to form < forma, FORM] 1. to change the form or outward appearance of 2. to change the condition, nature, or function of; convert 3. to …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Transform — Trans*form , v. i. To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed. [R.] [1913 Webster] His hair transforms to down. Addison. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 transform — I verb adjust, alter, change, commute, convert, denature, do over, make over, metamorphose, modify, mutate, recast, recondition, reconstruct, reconvert, redo, reform, regenerate, remake, remodel, remold, render different, renovate, reorganize,… …

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  • 9 transform — (v.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. transformer, from L. transformare change the shape or form of, from trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + formare to form (see FORM (Cf. form)). Related: Transformed; transforming …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 transform — [v] change completely alter, commute, convert, cook, denature, doctor, make over, metamorphose, mold, mutate, reconstruct, remodel, renew, revamp, revolutionize, shift gears*, sing different tune*, switch, switch over, transfer, transfigure,… …

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  • 11 transform — ► VERB 1) subject to or undergo transformation. 2) change the voltage of (an electric current) by electromagnetic induction. DERIVATIVES transformative adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 transform — transformable, adj. transformative, adj. v. /trans fawrm /; n. /trans fawrm/, v.t. 1. to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose. 2. to change in condition, nature, or character; convert. 3. to change into another substance;… …

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  • 13 transform — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, fundamentally, profoundly, radically ▪ The riots radically transformed the situation. ▪ completely, entirely …

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  • 14 transform — v. (D; tr.) to transform from; into, to (to transform current from one voltage to another) * * * [ trænsfɔːm] into to (to transform current from one voltage to another) (D;tr.) to transform from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 transform — 01. Getting fired from his job has completely [transformed] him; he went from being a very confident, outgoing person to being very nervous and reserved. 02. The [transformation] of a caterpillar into a butterfly is one of the great wonders of… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 transform — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French transformer, from Latin transformare, from trans + formare to form, from forma form Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to change in composition or structure b. to change the outward form …

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  • 17 transform — verb (T) to completely change the appearance, form, or character of something or someone, especially in a way that improves it: transform sth into: In the last years Korea has been transformed into an advanced industrial power. | transform sb/sth …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 transform */*/ — UK [trænsˈfɔː(r)m] / US [trænsˈfɔrm] verb [transitive] Word forms transform : present tense I/you/we/they transform he/she/it transforms present participle transforming past tense transformed past participle transformed to make someone or… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 transform — [[t]trænsfɔ͟ː(r)m[/t]] ♦♦♦ transforms, transforming, transformed 1) VERB To transform something into something else means to change or convert it into that thing. [V n into n] Your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body transforms food… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 transform — trans•form v. [[t]trænsˈfɔrm[/t]] n. [[t]ˈtræns fɔrm[/t]] v. t. 1) to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose 2) to change in condition, nature, or character; convert 3) to change into another substance 4) elm to alter (voltage and …

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