Definition of transform in English:

transform

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
Pronunciation: /tran(t)sˈfôrm/
  • 1 Make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of.

    ‘lasers have transformed cardiac surgery’
    ‘he wanted to transform himself into a successful businessman’
    • ‘Those magic little wands can transform your appearance, giving your eyes a bright, wide-awake look, regardless of whether the rest of your face is au naturel or made up to perfection.’
    • ‘The history of human progress is the history of humankind taking things from nature, and transforming nature for its own benefit.’
    • ‘Ending war means essentially transforming the nature of the arms export industry.’
    • ‘By varying color palettes, patterns and fabrics slipcovers can stylishly transform the appearance of any space.’
    • ‘There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America - a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat.’
    • ‘We yearn for the simple life, thinking that being closer to nature will transform us into spiritual, earth-preserving people.’
    • ‘The phenomenon is transforming the nature of technology service, an industry long infamous for being impersonal.’
    • ‘Program One was about that, and the ways in which that's transforming the nature of war.’
    • ‘They transformed the appearances of a number of lucky shoppers who had won makeovers and new wardrobes.’
    • ‘That will help to transform many GP surgeries up and down the country.’
    • ‘News of the Revolution of July 1830 in Paris transformed the nature of these mountain protests.’
    • ‘Cosmetic surgery can easily transform an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan, so it is being put to a new use - that is, to create ‘man-made beauty’.’
    • ‘Consider it a free accessory, that can complete your appearance and transform your look from night to day.’
    • ‘The hope is that the new material will transform the interior appearance of concrete buildings by making them feel light and airy rather than dark and heavy.’
    • ‘As we affect and transform nature, so we are affected and transformed by nature.’
    • ‘To fashion historians, he's the man who transformed male appearance in the 20th century.’
    • ‘The promise of eventual membership has transformed the nature of countries as diverse as Poland, Turkey and Romania.’
    • ‘She certainly appears to have transformed the attitude of managers and staff, as well as that of her colleagues on the council.’
    • ‘Voluntary effort can transform the appearance of an area and increase the respect that people have for their environment.’
    • ‘His physical appearance transforms a strong performance into a memorable one.’
    change, alter, modify, convert, metamorphose, transfigure, transmute, mutate
    remodel, reshape, remould, redo, reconstruct, rebuild, recast, reorganize, rearrange, reorder, reshuffle, restyle, rejig, rework, renew, revamp, renovate, overhaul, remake
    revolutionize, stir up, turn upside down
    transmogrify
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    1. 1.1[no object] Undergo a transformation.
      ‘an automobile that transformed into a boat’
      • ‘A street protest in Washington D.C. transforms into a no-gluten, soy-cheese, all veggie pizza party.’
      • ‘At the end of that movie we find him transformed into adult, at last ready to try to make a difference.’
      • ‘It concludes with how the tenants react to the accident, and how their noise transforms into music.’
      • ‘She adjusts her breasts and runs her hand over her hair, as she transforms into her character.’
      • ‘Just immerse in the world of music, it transforms into a medicine for both physical and mental ailments.’
      • ‘This passage explicitly thematizes the way human temporality is experienced as some form of spatial movement - how space transforms into time.’
      • ‘The short film focuses on a businessman who transforms into a drag queen at night.’
      • ‘The threats of the past have transformed into agreements of economic, cultural and scientific cooperation.’
      • ‘It ought to be a little bit gratifying: Boring, beige-wearing mom transforms into wild rock chick - that's good stuff right there.’
      • ‘The objects have been carefully arranged, lovingly transformed into what he calls reality art.’
      • ‘And then, as I get older, it transforms into something else.’
      • ‘In that single moment Susan transformed into a professional gearing up to draw and hold the attention of thousands of viewers.’
      • ‘It was a coming of age, a place where boys transformed into men.’
      • ‘The Witch is pulled out of the oven, transformed into a big cake.’
      • ‘Staff say the scheme is already proving a success with one troubled child now transformed into a model pupil who has won school awards.’
      • ‘Gradually this captivating dancer transformed into multiple savage creatures.’
      • ‘Hence, a trip to the cinema transforms into a full-day activity for the family.’
      • ‘Then, personal passion or stress is purified and transformed into unselfish compassion.’
      • ‘The neglected garden in the back yard was, in a moment, transformed into a junkyard of shattered masonry.’
      • ‘Somehow she transforms into a siren who transfixes the beasts, literally in the middle of a brawl.’
      change, alter, modify, convert, metamorphose, transfigure, transmute, mutate
      remodel, reshape, remould, redo, reconstruct, rebuild, recast, reorganize, rearrange, reorder, reshuffle, restyle, rejig, rework, renew, revamp, renovate, overhaul, remake
      revolutionize, stir up, turn upside down
      transmogrify
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    2. 1.2 Change the voltage of (an electric current)
      • ‘A ½ x ½ inch ceramic battery can transform body heat into electrical power.’
      • ‘There the signal is passed through the skin to the implant, which transforms the signal to electrical pulses.’
      • ‘Those receive their 11,000 volt current underground and then transform it to a voltage suitable for the domestic consumers in just one or two roads or streets.’
      • ‘I used a power stepper to transform the frequency and also to down the voltage from 240v to 110v.’
      • ‘The wind plant captures and transforms wind energy into direct current electricity.’
    3. 1.3Mathematics Change (a mathematical entity) by transformation.
      • ‘Percentage of emergence was transformed to arcsin square root.’
      • ‘He used them to transform Laplace's equation into ellipsoidal coordinates and so separate the variables and solve the resulting equation.’
      • ‘All variables used in this study were transformed to natural logarithms before the correlation analyses were performed.’
      • ‘He replaced the differential operator d/dx by a variable p transforming a differential equation into an algebraic equation.’
      • ‘Variables were transformed with natural logarithms or square roots to normalize residuals.’

noun

Pronunciation: /tran(t)sˈfôrm//ˈtran(t)sfôrm/
Mathematics Linguistics
  • 1The product of a transformation.

    • ‘The wavelet transform is designed to produce the best image possible given the bandwidth of the medium of transmission.’
    • ‘In 1935, the Laplace transform was a topic of frontline research, by 1955 it was standard fare in undergraduate courses.’
    • ‘A constant uncertainty on a linear scale transforms to a variable uncertainty on a log scale.’
    • ‘In the bottom portion of the figure, the logarithmic transform of power is presented.’
    1. 1.1 A rule for making a transformation.
      • ‘Aleksandrov further developed the integral transform method and used asymptotic methods to solve the problem for a finite thickness layer.’
      • ‘Similar questions are investigated for the sine transforms rather than the cosine transforms.’
      • ‘Some readers will of course scream that refactoring has a prescribed set of transforms, many of which are described in great detail in this book.’
      • ‘The transformation rules may comprise both causal hypotheses and modal transforms.’
      • ‘Bateman's method was the now familiar one of applying the complex inversion formula of the Laplace transform.’

Origin

Middle English (as a verb): from Old French transformer or Latin transformare (see trans-, form).

Pronunciation:

transform

Verb/tran(t)sˈfôrm/

transform

Noun/tran(t)sˈfôrm//ˈtran(t)sfôrm/