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.
Three metamorphoses of the spirit do I designate to you: how the spirit becometh a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child.
Three metamorphoses of the spirit have I designated to you: how the spirit became a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child.
The buildings alone, which were hidden there, had preserved traces of their strange metamorphoses.
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.
My wish for him is that he starts being statesman-like because he said back then when he was campaigning that in due time, he would metamorphose into a statesman.
L'art supreme et invisible de la statue d'ivoire suscitera l'amour fou de son createur, qui a son tour rendra possible le miracle de la metamorphose (29), decrite comme l'avenement bouleversant de la sensation, avec le meme verbe sensit (30) que dans le recit consacre a Vertumne et Pomone; et cest cet avenement meme que nous decrit le Traite du Sublime.
According to the website, his installations enable individiuals "en masse, without their clothing, grouped together (to) metamorphose into a new shape".
a life cycle where the larval salamander does not metamorphose (Lanoo, 2005).
Outdoors, in pools designed to simulate ponds, the herbicide drastically reduced the share of wild tadpoles able to metamorphose.
Attached to the top of the container, they metamorphose into .