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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trans•form*trænsˈfɔrm; ˈtræns fɔrm(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.

  2. to change in condition, nature, or character; convert.

  3. to change into another substance.

  4. to alter (voltage and current) by means of an electrical transformer.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  5. Math. to change the form of (a figure, expression, etc.) without in general changing the value.

    Category: Math

  6. (v.i.)to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character.

  7. (n.)a mathematical quantity obtained from a given quantity by an algebraic, geometric, or functional transformation. the transformation itself.

    Category: Math

  8. Logic.

    Category: Philosphy

    Ref: transformation (def. 4). 5

  9. a linguistic structure derived by a transformation.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

* Syn: transform , convert mean to change one thing into another. transform means to radically change the outward form or inner character: a frog transformed into a prince; delinquents transformed into responsible citizens.convert usually means to modify or adapt so as to serve a new or different use or function: to convert a barn into a house.

Origin of transform:

1300–50; ME < L trānsfōrmāre to change in shape. See trans -, form


Princeton's WordNet

  1. transform(verb)

    subject to a mathematical transformation

  2. transform, transmute, transubstantiate(verb)

    change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

    "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"

  3. transform, transmute, metamorphose(verb)

    change in outward structure or looks

    "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"

  4. translate, transform(verb)

    change from one form or medium into another

    "Braque translated collage into oil"

  5. transform(verb)

    convert (one form of energy) to another

    "transform energy to light"

  6. transform(verb)

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

  7. transform(verb)

    increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. transform(verb)ænsˈfɔrm; n. ˈtræns fɔrm

    to change sth completely

    They transformed the old farmhouse into a beautiful home.; an event that transformed his life


  1. transform(Noun)

    the result of a transformation

  2. transform(Verb)

    to change greatly the appearance or form of

  3. transform(Verb)

    to change the nature, condition or function of

  4. transform(Verb)

    to subject to a transformation

  5. transform(Verb)

    to subject to the action of a transformer

  6. transform(Verb)

    to subject (a cell) to transformation

  7. transform(Verb)

    to undergo a transformation

  8. Origin: From transformer, from trans + forma.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transform(verb)

    to change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly

  2. Transform(verb)

    to change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold

  3. Transform(verb)

    to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert

  4. Transform(verb)

    to change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value

  5. Transform(verb)

    to be changed in form; to be metamorphosed


  1. Transform

    Transform is the sixth studio album by Christian pop and rock singer Rebecca St. James. It was released on October 24, 2000 and debuted at #166 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned two of St. James' biggest hits, "Wait for Me" and "Reborn".

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'transform' in Verbs Frequency: #567

Translations for transform

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to change the appearance or nature of completely

He transformed the old kitchen into a beautiful sitting-room; His marriage has transformed him.

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