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trans·form

transform

 
 
pronunciation:
traens form [or] traenz form
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part of speech: verb
inflections: transforms, transforming, transformed
definition 1: to change the form, look, or shape of.
A fresh coat of paint transformed the old house.
synonyms:
change, convert, turn
similar words:
alter, remodel
definition 2: to change the nature, character, use, or condition of.
Months of hard work transformed her into an honor student.
synonyms:
alter, change, convert, turn
similar words:
modify, translate
derivations: transformable (adj.), transformative (adj.)
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The word transform contains the following parts:
tra-, trans- Latin prefix that means across, over, to the other side
form Latin root that means shape, form