metamorphose


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met·a·mor·phose

 (mĕt′ə-môr′fōz′, -fōs′)
v. met·a·mor·phosed, met·a·mor·phos·ing, met·a·mor·phos·es
v.tr.
1. To change into a wholly different form or appearance; transform: "His eyes turned bloodshot, and he was metamorphosed into a raging fiend" (Jack London). See Synonyms at convert.
2. To cause to undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism.
v.intr.
1. To be changed or transformed: "the man whom he would be if he could become, metamorphose into, the lover, the husband" (William Faulkner).
2. To undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism.

[French métamorphoser, from Old French, from metamorphose, metamorphosis, from Latin metamorphōsis; see metamorphosis.]

metamorphose

(ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfəʊz)
vb
to undergo or cause to undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism

met•a•mor•phose

(ˌmɛt əˈmɔr foʊz, -foʊs)

v. -phosed, -phos•ing. v.t.
1. to change the form or nature of; transform.
2. to subject to metamorphosis or metamorphism.
v.i.
3. to undergo or be capable of undergoing a change in form or nature.
[1570–80; back formation from metamorphosis]

metamorphose


Past participle: metamorphosed
Gerund: metamorphosing

Imperative
metamorphose
metamorphose
Present
I metamorphose
you metamorphose
he/she/it metamorphoses
we metamorphose
you metamorphose
they metamorphose
Preterite
I metamorphosed
you metamorphosed
he/she/it metamorphosed
we metamorphosed
you metamorphosed
they metamorphosed
Present Continuous
I am metamorphosing
you are metamorphosing
he/she/it is metamorphosing
we are metamorphosing
you are metamorphosing
they are metamorphosing
Present Perfect
I have metamorphosed
you have metamorphosed
he/she/it has metamorphosed
we have metamorphosed
you have metamorphosed
they have metamorphosed
Past Continuous
I was metamorphosing
you were metamorphosing
he/she/it was metamorphosing
we were metamorphosing
you were metamorphosing
they were metamorphosing
Past Perfect
I had metamorphosed
you had metamorphosed
he/she/it had metamorphosed
we had metamorphosed
you had metamorphosed
they had metamorphosed
Future
I will metamorphose
you will metamorphose
he/she/it will metamorphose
we will metamorphose
you will metamorphose
they will metamorphose
Future Perfect
I will have metamorphosed
you will have metamorphosed
he/she/it will have metamorphosed
we will have metamorphosed
you will have metamorphosed
they will have metamorphosed
Future Continuous
I will be metamorphosing
you will be metamorphosing
he/she/it will be metamorphosing
we will be metamorphosing
you will be metamorphosing
they will be metamorphosing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been metamorphosing
you have been metamorphosing
he/she/it has been metamorphosing
we have been metamorphosing
you have been metamorphosing
they have been metamorphosing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been metamorphosing
you will have been metamorphosing
he/she/it will have been metamorphosing
we will have been metamorphosing
you will have been metamorphosing
they will have been metamorphosing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been metamorphosing
you had been metamorphosing
he/she/it had been metamorphosing
we had been metamorphosing
you had been metamorphosing
they had been metamorphosing
Conditional
I would metamorphose
you would metamorphose
he/she/it would metamorphose
we would metamorphose
you would metamorphose
they would metamorphose
Past Conditional
I would have metamorphosed
you would have metamorphosed
he/she/it would have metamorphosed
we would have metamorphosed
you would have metamorphosed
they would have metamorphosed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.metamorphose - change completely the nature or appearance ofmetamorphose - change completely the nature or appearance of; "In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug"; "The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman"; "Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection"
change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
2.metamorphose - change in outward structure or looksmetamorphose - change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
aurify - transform into gold
become, turn - undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"

metamorphose

verb transform, change, alter, remake, convert, remodel, mutate, reshape, be reborn, transmute, transfigure, transmogrify (jocular), transubstantiate She had been metamorphosed by the war.

metamorphose

verb
1. To change into a different form, substance, or state:
2. To bring about a radical change in:
Translations

metamorphose

[ˌmetəˈmɔːfəʊz]
A. VTmetamorfosear (into en)
B. VImetamorfosearse (into en)

metamorphose

[ˌmɛtəˈmɔːrfəʊz]
vi
(= change) to metamorphose into sth → se métamorphoser en qch
to metamorphose from sth into sth → de qch, se métamorphoser en qch
Mitchell metamorphosed from creator into executor → Mitchell, de créateur, se métamorphosa en exécutant.
[creature] (= mutate) → se métamorphoser
vt (= transform) to metamorphose sth into sth → métamorphoser qch en qch
to be metamorphosed → être métamorphosé(e)
She had been metamorphosed by the war → Elle avait été métamorphosée par la guerre.
to be metamorphosed into sth → être métamorphosé(e) en qch

metamorphose

vtverwandeln; (Sci) → umwandeln
visich verwandeln; (Sci) → sich umwandeln

metamorphose

[ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfəʊz] vi to metamorphose into (frm) → trasformarsi in
References in classic literature ?
Attempts so extravagant as these to disfigure or, it might rather be said, to metamorphose the object, render it necessary to take an accurate view of its real nature and form: in order as well to ascertain its true aspect and genuine appearance, as to unmask the disingenuity and expose the fallacy of the counterfeit resemblances which have been so insidiously, as well as industriously, propagated.
That unless Monsieur de Beaufort can contrive to metamorphose himself into a little bird, I will continue answerable for him.
It was a wood of beeches and limes, with here and there a light silver-stemmed birch--just the sort of wood most haunted by the nymphs: you see their white sunlit limbs gleaming athwart the boughs, or peeping from behind the smooth- sweeping outline of a tall lime; you hear their soft liquid laughter--but if you look with a too curious sacrilegious eye, they vanish behind the silvery beeches, they make you believe that their voice was only a running brooklet, perhaps they metamorphose themselves into a tawny squirrel that scampers away and mocks you from the topmost bough.
Your desire for profits, which is sheer selfishness, you metamorphose into altruistic solicitude for suffering humanity.
For my part, I think that they had better metamorphose all such aspiring heroes of universal noveldom into man weather-cocks, as they used to put heroes among the constellations, and let them swing round there till they are rusty, and not come down at all to bother honest men with their pranks.
Then do you now model the form of a multitudinous, many-headed monster, having a ring of heads of all manner of beasts, tame and wild, which he is able to generate and metamorphose at will.
My visitor, who had watched these metamorphoses with a keen eye, smiled, set down the glass upon the table, and then turned and looked upon me with an air of scrutiny.
I have mentioned his dark locks--they were brushed sideways above a white and sufficiently expansive forehead; his cheek had a rather hectic freshness; his features might have done well on canvas, but indifferently in marble: they were plastic; character had set a stamp upon each; expression re-cast them at her pleasure, and strange metamorphoses she wrought, giving him now the mien of a morose bull, and anon that of an arch and mischievous girl; more frequently, the two semblances were blent, and a queer, composite countenance they made.
Never," adds an eye witness of 1653, "have the sudden metamorphoses of the Court of Miracles been more happily presented.
28] "Every landscape," he writes, "is, as it were, a state of the soul": and again, "At bottom there is but one subject of study; the forms and metamorphoses of mind: all other subjects may be reduced to that; all other studies bring us back to this study.
In the cases in which we know of no intermediate or transitional states, we should be very cautious in concluding that none could have existed, for the homologies of many organs and their intermediate states show that wonderful metamorphoses in function are at least possible.
The buildings alone, which were hidden there, had preserved traces of their strange metamorphoses.