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English verb: metamorphose

1. metamorphose (change) change completely the nature or appearance of

SamplesIn Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug.
The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman.
Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection.

Synonymstransfigure, transmogrify

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn

2. metamorphose (change) change in outward structure or looks

SamplesHe transformed into a monster.
The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle.

Synonymstransform, transmute

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)aurify, become, turn

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