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English verb: transfigure

1. transfigure (change) elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration

Synonymsglorify, spiritualize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

2. transfigure (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.

Synonymsmetamorphose, transmogrify

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn

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