Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb transform

7 senses of transform

Sense 1
transform -- (subject to a mathematical transformation)
       => change, alter, 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")

Sense 2
transform, transmute, transubstantiate -- (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")
       => change, alter, 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")

Sense 3
transform, transmute, metamorphose -- (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")

Sense 4
translate, transform -- (change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil")
       => change, alter, 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")

Sense 5
transform -- (convert (one form of energy) to another; "transform energy to light")
       => change, alter, 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")

Sense 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)
       => change, alter, 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")

Sense 7
transform -- (increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage))
       => change, alter, 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")

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