Definition of transform verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    transform

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//trænsˈfɔːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈfɔːrm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transform
    BrE BrE//trænsˈfɔːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈfɔːrm//
     
    he / she / it transforms
    BrE BrE//trænsˈfɔːmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈfɔːrmz//
     
    past simple transformed
    BrE BrE//trænsˈfɔːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈfɔːrmd//
     
    past participle transformed
    BrE BrE//trænsˈfɔːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈfɔːrmd//
     
    -ing form transforming
    BrE BrE//trænsˈfɔːmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈfɔːrmɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  transform something/somebody (from something) (into something) to change the form of something synonym convert The photochemical reactions transform the light into electrical impulses.
  2. 2  transform something/somebody (from something) (into something) to completely change the appearance or character of something, especially so that it is better A new colour scheme will transform your bedroom. It was an event that would transform my life.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): from Old French transformer or Latin transformare (see trans-, form).Extra examples He seems to have been miraculously transformed into a first-class player. The place was transformed from a quiet farming village into a busy port. The riots radically transformed the situation. Things cannot be transformed overnight. the power of religion to transform our hearts and minds The company has been transformed from a family business to a multi-million-pound operation.
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