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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: transformare, from formare 'to form'

transform

verb
     
trans‧form W3 [transitive]
to completely change the appearance, form, or character of something or someone, especially in a way that improves it:
Increased population has transformed the landscape.
transform somebody/something (from something) into something
The movie transformed her almost overnight from an unknown schoolgirl into a megastar.
WORD FOCUS: change WORD FOCUS: change
to change something: alter, adapt, adjust, amend, modify, revise, vary

to change a system or organization: restructure, reorganize, reform

to change something completely: transform, revolutionize

to change facts or information, or change what someone has said: twist, distort, misrepresent

easily changed: flexible, adaptable

impossible to change: fixed, final, irrevocable


See also
change

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