- 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 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. 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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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//