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transform (v.)

mid-14c., "change the form of" (transitive), from Old French transformer (14c.), from Latin transformare "change in shape, metamorphose," from trans "across, beyond" (see trans-) + formare "to form" (see form (v.)). Intransitive sense "undergo a change of form" is from 1590s. Related: Transformed; transforming.

Origin and meaning of transform

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Definitions of transform

transform (v.)
subject to a mathematical transformation;
transform (v.)
change or alter in form, appearance, or nature;
She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
This experience transformed her completely
Synonyms: transmute / transubstantiate
transform (v.)
change in outward structure or looks;
He transformed into a monster
Synonyms: transmute / metamorphose
transform (v.)
change from one form or medium into another;
Synonyms: translate
transform (v.)
convert (one form of energy) to another;
transform energy to light
transform (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;
transform (v.)
increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage);
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