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trans·form

 (trăns-fôrm′)
v. trans·formed, trans·form·ing, trans·forms
v.tr.
1. To change markedly the appearance or form of: "A thick, fibrous fog had transformed the trees into ghosts and the streetlights into soft, haloed moons" (David Michael Kaplan).
2. To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert: A steam engine transforms heat into mechanical energy. See Synonyms at convert.
3. Mathematics To subject to a transformation.
4. Electricity To subject to the action of a transformer.
5. Genetics To subject (a cell) to transformation.
v.intr.
To undergo a transformation.
n. (trăns′fôrm′)
The result, especially a mathematical quantity or linguistic construction, of a transformation.

[Middle English transformen, from Old French transformer, from Latin trānsfōrmāre : trāns-, trans- + fōrma, form.]

trans·form′a·ble adj.

transform

vb
1. to alter or be altered radically in form, function, etc
2. (General Physics) (tr) to convert (one form of energy) to another form
3. (Mathematics) (tr) maths to change the form of (an equation, expression, etc) by a mathematical transformation
4. (Electronics) (tr) to increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage) using a transformer
n
(Mathematics) 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–1AX for some appropriate X
[C14: from Latin transformāre, from trans- + formāre to form]
transˈformable adj
transˈformative adj

trans•form

(v. trænsˈfɔrm; n. ˈtræns fɔrm)

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.
5. Math. to change the form of (a figure, expression, etc.) without in general changing the value.
v.i.
6. to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character.
n.
7.
a. a mathematical quantity obtained from a given quantity by an algebraic, geometric, or functional transformation.
b. the transformation itself.
9. a linguistic structure derived by a transformation.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin trānsfōrmāre to change in shape. See trans-, form]
trans•form′a•ble, adj.
trans•form′a•tive, adj.
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.

transform


Past participle: transformed
Gerund: transforming

Imperative
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transform
Present
I transform
you transform
he/she/it transforms
we transform
you transform
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Preterite
I transformed
you transformed
he/she/it transformed
we transformed
you transformed
they transformed
Present Continuous
I am transforming
you are transforming
he/she/it is transforming
we are transforming
you are transforming
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Present Perfect
I have transformed
you have transformed
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we have transformed
you have transformed
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Past Continuous
I was transforming
you were transforming
he/she/it was transforming
we were transforming
you were transforming
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Past Perfect
I had transformed
you had transformed
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we had transformed
you had transformed
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Future
I will transform
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Future Perfect
I will have transformed
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Future Continuous
I will be transforming
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been transforming
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been transforming
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been transforming
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Conditional
I would transform
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Past Conditional
I would have transformed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.transform - subject to a mathematical transformationtransform - subject to a mathematical transformation
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.transform - change or alter in form, appearance, or naturetransform - 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"
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"
transubstantiate - change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ
sorcerise, sorcerize - transform or change by means of sorcery
stalinise, stalinize - transform in accordance with Stalin's policies; "Russia was slowly stalinized after Lenin's death"
destalinise, destalinize - counteract the effects and policies of Stalinism; "Russia was slowly destalinized in the late 1950's"
work on, work, process - shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
3.transform - change in outward structure or lookstransform - 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"
4.transform - change from one form or medium into anothertransform - change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
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"
metricise, metricize - express in the metric system
diagonalise, diagonalize - transform a matrix to a diagonal matrix
5.transform - convert (one form of energy) to anothertransform - convert (one form of energy) to another; "transform energy to light"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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"
6.transform - change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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"
7.transform - increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)transform - increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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"

transform

verb
1. change, convert, alter, translate, reconstruct, metamorphose, transmute, renew, transmogrify (jocular) the speed at which your body transforms food into energy
2. make over, overhaul, revamp, remake, renovate, remodel, revolutionize, redo, transfigure, restyle A cheap table can be transformed by an attractive cover.

transform

verb
1. To change into a different form, substance, or state:
2. To bring about a radical change in:
Translations
يُحَوِّلُيُحَوِّل شَكْل
přeměnitpřetvořit
omdanneforvandle
muuttua
promijeniti
gerbreyta
変容させる
변형시키다
transformatorius
pārveidotpārvērst
spremeniti
förvandla
ทำให้เปลี่ยนแปลง
biến đổi

transform

[trænsˈfɔːm] VTtransformar (into en)

transform

[trænsˈfɔːrm] vttransformer
to transform sb/sth into sb/sth → transformer qn/qch en qn/qch

transform

vtumwandeln, umformen, umgestalten (into zu); ideas, views(von Grund auf) verändern; person, life, country, caterpillarverwandeln; (Phys) → umwandeln, verwandeln (→ into in +acc); (Elec) → (um)wandeln, umformen (→ into in +acc), → transformieren (→ into in +acc); the old house was transformed into three luxury apartmentsdas alte Haus wurde in drei Luxuswohnungen umgebaut; when she came out of the hairdresser’s she was transformedals sie aus dem Friseursalon kam, sah sie wie umgewandelt aus; a coat of paint transformed the dull old roomein Anstrich ließ den langweiligen alten Raum in neuem Glanz erstrahlen

transform

[trænsˈfɔːm] vttrasformare

transform

(trӕnsˈfoːm) verb
to change the appearance or nature of completely. He transformed the old kitchen into a beautiful sitting-room; His marriage has transformed him.
ˌtransforˈmation noun
1. the act of transforming or process of being transformed. the transformation of water into ice.
2. a change. The event caused a transformation in her character.
transˈformer noun
an apparatus for changing electrical energy from one voltage to another.

transform

يُحَوِّلُ přetvořit omdanne umwandeln μεταμορφώνω transformar muuttua transformer promijeniti trasformare 変容させる 변형시키다 transformeren forvandle przekształcić transformar трансформировать förvandla ทำให้เปลี่ยนแปลง dönüştürmek biến đổi 转换

trans·form

v. transformar, cambiar la apariencia, carácter o estructura.
References in classic literature ?
Besides, such is the breadth of the upper part of the front of his head, and such the tapering cut-water formation of the lower part, that by obliquely elevating his head, he thereby may be said to transform himself from a bluff-bowed sluggish galliot into a sharp-pointed New York pilot-boat.
Observe how we will turn this seeming disaster into an advertisement; an advertisement for our soap; and the biggest one, to draw, that was ever thought of; an advertisement that will transform that Mount Washing- ton defeat into a Matterhorn victory.
Very good, sir," answered Roach, wondering if he was to receive instructions to fell all the oaks in the park or to transform the orchards into water-gardens.
Nor had they yet among the Sons of EVE Got them new Names, till wandring ore the Earth, Through Gods high sufferance for the tryal of man, By falsities and lyes the greatest part Of Mankind they corrupted to forsake God their Creator, and th' invisible Glory of him, that made them, to transform Oft to the Image of a Brute, adorn'd With gay Religions full of Pomp and Gold, And Devils to adore for Deities: Then were they known to men by various Names, And various Idols through the Heathen World.
They had financed their company in a most honest and simple way; and they were desperately opposed to the financial banditti whose purpose was to transform the telephone business into a cheat and a gamble.
The selfish misconception that induces you to transform into eternal laws of nature and of reason, the social forms springing from your present mode of production and form of property-historical relations that rise and disappear in the progress of production -- this misconception you share with every ruling class that has preceded you.
Thus did the scent of Numa, the lion, transform the boy into a beast.
He can transform himself to wolf, as we gather from the ship arrival in Whitby, when he tear open the dog, he can be as bat, as Madam Mina saw him on the window at Whitby, and as friend John saw him fly from this so near house, and as my friend Quincey saw him at the window of Miss Lucy.
Gathergold, with his vast wealth, might transform himself into an angel of beneficence, and assume a control over human affairs as wide and benignant as the smile of the Great Stone Face.
Thus the stories(not by any strained effort of the narrator's, but in harmony with their inherent germ) transform themselves, and re-assume the shapes which they might be supposed to possess in the pure childhood of the world.
The very circumstance of her hovering round me like a fascinated bird, seemed to transform me into a rigid pillar of stone; her flatteries irritated my scorn, her blandishments confirmed my reserve.
He was the keeper of a low den in which I used to lodge in Swandam Lane, where I could every morning emerge as a squalid beggar and in the evenings transform myself into a well-dressed man about town.