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trans·fig·ure

 (trăns-fĭg′yər)
tr.v. trans·fig·ured, trans·fig·ur·ing, trans·fig·ures
1. To change the form or appearance of; transform. See Synonyms at convert.
2. To exalt or glorify.

[Middle English transfiguren, from Old French transfigurer, from Latin trānsfigūrāre : trāns-, trans- + figūra, form; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·fig′ure·ment n.

transfigure

(trænsˈfɪɡə)
vb (usually tr)
1. to change or cause to change in appearance
2. to become or cause to become more exalted
[C13: from Latin transfigūrāre, from trans- + figūra appearance]
transˈfigurement n

trans•fig•ure

(trænsˈfɪg yər; esp. Brit. -ˈfɪg ər)

v.t. -ured, -ur•ing.
1. to change in outward form or appearance; transform.
2. to change so as to glorify or exalt.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin trānsfigūrāre to change in shape. See trans-, figure]
trans•fig′ure•ment, n.

transfigure


Past participle: transfigured
Gerund: transfiguring

Imperative
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Present
I transfigure
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he/she/it transfigures
we transfigure
you transfigure
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Preterite
I transfigured
you transfigured
he/she/it transfigured
we transfigured
you transfigured
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Present Continuous
I am transfiguring
you are transfiguring
he/she/it is transfiguring
we are transfiguring
you are transfiguring
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Present Perfect
I have transfigured
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you have transfigured
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Past Continuous
I was transfiguring
you were transfiguring
he/she/it was transfiguring
we were transfiguring
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they were transfiguring
Past Perfect
I had transfigured
you had transfigured
he/she/it had transfigured
we had transfigured
you had transfigured
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Future
I will transfigure
you will transfigure
he/she/it will transfigure
we will transfigure
you will transfigure
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Future Perfect
I will have transfigured
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he/she/it will have transfigured
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you will have transfigured
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Future Continuous
I will be transfiguring
you will be transfiguring
he/she/it will be transfiguring
we will be transfiguring
you will be transfiguring
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been transfiguring
you have been transfiguring
he/she/it has been transfiguring
we have been transfiguring
you have been transfiguring
they have been transfiguring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been transfiguring
you will have been transfiguring
he/she/it will have been transfiguring
we will have been transfiguring
you will have been transfiguring
they will have been transfiguring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been transfiguring
you had been transfiguring
he/she/it had been transfiguring
we had been transfiguring
you had been transfiguring
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Conditional
I would transfigure
you would transfigure
he/she/it would transfigure
we would transfigure
you would transfigure
they would transfigure
Past Conditional
I would have transfigured
you would have transfigured
he/she/it would have transfigured
we would have transfigured
you would have transfigured
they would have transfigured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.transfigure - elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfigurationtransfigure - elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.transfigure - change completely the nature or appearance oftransfigure - 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"

transfigure

verb
1. change, convert, transform, alter, metamorphose, transmute They are transfigured by the healing powers of art.

transfigure

verb
To change into a different form, substance, or state:
Translations

transfigure

[trænsˈfɪgəʳ] VTtransfigurar, transformar (into en)

transfigure

[trænsˈfɪgər] vt (literary)transfigurer

transfigure

vtverklären; (= transform)verwandeln

transfigure

[trænsˈfɪgəʳ] vt (liter) → trasfigurare
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It was too slight to seize upon at the instant; yet, as recollected afterwards, seemed to transfigure the whole man.
The uprolled clouds and the colors of morning and evening will transfigure maples and alders.
I was willing to do as much of it as I could get to do, but I distrusted my health, somewhat, and I had many forebodings, which my adored poet helped me to transfigure to the substance of literature, or enabled me for the time to forget.
To you, my friend, she would have appeared a hideous and ugly creature, but to me she was beautiful--so gloriously does love transfigure its object.
or is it the mere radience of a foul soul that thus transpires through, and transfigures, its clay continent?
contends that humans are not only stewards of creation but also artists and craftspersons called to transfigure matter by making the invisible visible (88).
InayatUllah regretted that Pakistan is fortress of Islam but some western powers were conspiring to transfigure it a secular state while for this purpose endeavoring to promote sectarianism, unrest and scuffles among Muslim Ummah besides also secularizing our educational syllabus and sciences.
The Original Teaching of that Master so kind Was "out of sight definitely means out of mind" So Robert decided to transfigure his back yard On the banks of Tyne by the jaded shipyard, Where no delicate loveliness has ever been seen (Though at evening the tall cranes look somewhat serene) Into an Eastern Paradise to remind Geordies of love, And the fabled freshwater streams inside and above.
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He transfigured in order that we may transfigure our spirituality, to become not just believers but also doers.