transform [verb trans-fawrm; noun trans-fawrm] SynonymsExamplesWord Originverb (used with object)
- to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.
- to change in condition, nature, or character; convert.
- to change into another substance; transmute.
- Mathematics. to change the form of (a figure, expression, etc.) without in general changing the value.
- Physics. to change into another form of energy.
verb (used without object)
- to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed.
- the result of a transformation.
- a transformation.
- Logic. transformation(def 5).
- Linguistics. a structure derived by a transformation.
Origin of transform 1300–50; Middle English transformen Latin trānsfōrmāre to change in shape. See trans-, form Related formstrans·form·a·ble, adjectivetrans·form·a·tive, adjectivein·ter·trans·form·a·ble, adjectivenon·trans·form·ing, adjectivere·trans·form, verb (used with object)self-trans·formed, adjectiveun·trans·form·a·ble, adjectiveun·trans·form·a·tive, adjectiveun·trans·formed, adjectiveun·trans·form·ing, adjectiveSynonyms for transform 1. transfigure. T ransform , convert mean to change one thing into another. T ransform suggests changing from one form, appearance, structure, or type to another: to transform soybeans into oil and meal by pressure. C onvert suggests so changing the characteristics as to change the use or purpose: to convert a barn into a house. Related Words for transform mutate, convert, transfer, revolutionize, revamp, remodel, reconstruct, translate, mold, alter, transmute, doctor, transpose, renew, metamorphose, switch, commute, transmogrify, cook, transfigure Examples from the Web for transform Contemporary Examples of transform
The number of people messing with Texas will mean that Texas will transform into a place like other places.
December 29, 2014
And of those who transform themselves into masters and believe themselves superior to others, rather than at their service.
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 23, 2014
The end of the embargo and resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba could transform Major League Baseball.
December 19, 2014
Phil Hoffman had to transform himself into Truman Capote while Julia Roberts won for being brassy in Erin Brockovich.
December 15, 2014
She promises her 21-day plan can help you, “Transform your Body, Burst with Energy, and Live Your Life with Purpose.”
November 6, 2014
Historical Examples of transform
What new feeling could transform me, since I find none in me?
The sixth can create and transform living creatures if he feel inclined.
How to transform the left overs into palatable and wholesome dishes.
Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
It will be easy to watch them and to see them transform, and eventually to get the butterfly.
Boy Scouts of America
With uncertain hands she tried to transform that pity into sorrow, not for herself, but for him.
British Dictionary definitions for transform transform verb (trænsˈfɔːm)
- to alter or be altered radically in form, function, etc
- (tr) to convert (one form of energy) to another form
- (tr) maths to change the form of (an equation, expression, etc) by a mathematical transformation
- (tr) to increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage) using a transformer
- maths the result of a mathematical transformation, esp (of a matrix or an element of a group) another related to the given one by B = X –1 AX for some appropriate X
Derived Formstransformable, adjectivetransformative, adjectiveWord Origin for transform C14: from Latin transformāre, from trans- + formāre to form Word Origin and History for transform v.
mid-14c., from Old French transformer, from Latin transformare “change the shape or form of,” from trans- “across” (see trans-) + formare “to form” (see form (v.)). Related: Transformed; transforming.