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English verb: transform

1. transform (change) subject to a mathematical transformation


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

2. transform (change) change or alter in form, appearance, or nature


SamplesThis experience transformed her completely.
She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture.
Transubstantiate one element into another.


Synonymstransmute, transubstantiate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)destalinise, destalinize, process, sorcerise, sorcerize, stalinise, stalinize, transubstantiate, work, work on

3. transform (change) change in outward structure or looks


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


Synonymsmetamorphose, transmute


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)aurify, become, turn

4. transform (change) change from one form or medium into another


SamplesBraque translated collage into oil.


Synonymstranslate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)diagonalise, diagonalize, metricise, metricize

5. transform (change) convert (one form of energy) to another


SamplesTransform energy to light.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categorybiological science, biology

7. transform (change) increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics









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