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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.]
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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]
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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.
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Past participle: transfigured
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|Verb||1.||transfigure - elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration|
|2.||transfigure - 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"|
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transfigure[trænsˈfɪgər] vt (literary) → transfigurer
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transfigure[trænsˈfɪgəʳ] vt (liter) → trasfigurare
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