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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.
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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
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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.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin trānsfigūrāre to change in shape. See trans-, figure]
trans•fig′ure•ment, n.
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transfigure


Past participle: transfigured
Gerund: transfiguring

Imperative
transfigure
transfigure
Present
I transfigure
you transfigure
he/she/it transfigures
we transfigure
you transfigure
they transfigure
Preterite
I transfigured
you transfigured
he/she/it transfigured
we transfigured
you transfigured
they transfigured
Present Continuous
I am transfiguring
you are transfiguring
he/she/it is transfiguring
we are transfiguring
you are transfiguring
they are transfiguring
Present Perfect
I have transfigured
you have transfigured
he/she/it has transfigured
we have transfigured
you have transfigured
they have transfigured
Past Continuous
I was transfiguring
you were transfiguring
he/she/it was transfiguring
we were transfiguring
you were transfiguring
they were transfiguring
Past Perfect
I had transfigured
you had transfigured
he/she/it had transfigured
we had transfigured
you had transfigured
they had transfigured
Future
I will transfigure
you will transfigure
he/she/it will transfigure
we will transfigure
you will transfigure
they will transfigure
Future Perfect
I will have transfigured
you will have transfigured
he/she/it will have transfigured
we will have transfigured
you will have transfigured
they will have transfigured
Future Continuous
I will be transfiguring
you will be transfiguring
he/she/it will be transfiguring
we will be transfiguring
you will be transfiguring
they will be transfiguring
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
they had been transfiguring
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
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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"
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transfigure

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

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

transfigure

[trænsˈfɪgəʳ] VTtransfigurar, transformar (into en)
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transfigure

[trænsˈfɪgər] vt (literary)transfigurer
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transfigure

vtverklären; (= transform)verwandeln
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transfigure

[trænsˈfɪgəʳ] vt (liter) → trasfigurare
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References in classic literature ?
It was that rich afternoon sunlight that loves to flash into teacups as though they were crocuses, that loves to run a golden finger along the beautiful wrinkles of old faces and light up the noble hollows of age-worn eyes; the sunlight that loves to fall with transfiguring beam on the once dear book we never read, or, with malicious inquisitiveness, expose to undreamed- of detection the undusted picture, or the gold- dusted legs of remote chairs, which the poor housemaid has forgotten.
The moon was rising over the sad, dark sea behind them and transfiguring it.
Among the topics are relocating the myths of the Indian nation in Amit Chaudhuri's A Strange and Sublime Address (1991) and St Cyril Road and Other Poems (2005), how to picket-fence a mountain: myths of domesticity and dislocation in Isabella Bird's wild west, reworkings of a literary myth and historical construction: Nehanda (Zimbabwe), transfiguring Australian founding myths in Patrick White's fiction: Voss as an iconoclastic reinterpretation of the explorer myth, and transcending postcolonial identity through myth: Yann Martel's Life of Pi.
If we're faithful to the process, the results can be surprising, if not transfiguring. Who knows, you may even get the pirate patch, intriguing scar, and remarkable story to tell.
It opens with thirty-four "new" poems, which were written "not in the last year or two but in the last fifteen," and continues with comprehensive selections from Mehrotra's four books of verse: Nine Enclosures (1976), Distance in Statute Miles (1982), Middle Earth (1984), and The Transfiguring Places (1998).
Looking in turn at equipment, bio-power, and (re)locating religion in a technological age, they consider such topics as how time sense oscillates between religion and machine, reflections on a magnetic cord designed for spirit communication, Buddhist medicine and the potency of prayer in Japan, how science fiction sacralizes the secular, and transfiguring the technological with the actual practice of virtual Voodoo.
And that is how the transfiguring power of God's Son is set loose in this world.
Maynard, whose service includes time spent in interim ministry, Transfiguring Loss: Julian of Norwich as a Guide for Survivors of Traumatic Grief is an exploration of the works of fifteenth-century mystic Julian of Norwich's theology and spirituality, and modern-day applications of Julian's wisdom to aid and comfort those suffering from terrible grief and loss--such as from large-scale disasters like the September 11th attacks or losing a loved one to AIDS.
Interim Force in Lebanon, and ''expanding and transfiguring it.''
Both Rhoden and King worked collaboratively with their lighting and set designers, Michael Korsch and Robert Rosenwasser respectively, to create transfiguring landscapes on stage.
There are magnificent, transfiguring and emotionally lacerating songs here.