- to change the form or nature of; transform.
- to subject to metamorphosis or metamorphism.
- to undergo or be capable of undergoing a change in form or nature.
Origin of metamorphose
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Examples from the Web for metamorphose
You metamorphose, seemingly overnight, from most- to least-stressed individual on the astrological block.What the Stars Hold for Your Week
Starsky + Cox
July 8, 2011
Let us observe the steps of the process by which the metamorphose must have been effected.Modern Skepticism
C. J. Ellicott
A quarter of an hour sufficed to metamorphose Bathurst into an Oude peasant.Rujub, the Juggler
G. A. Henty
It was not her fault that a miracle had happened since then to metamorphose the whole world.The Phantom Lover
Ruby M. Ayres
But you metamorphose yourself about so, one does not know which way to look for you.The Wanderer (Volume 5 of 5)
Those sheaves, or stooks—who can describe their metamorphose?Limbo and Other Essays
- to undergo or cause to undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism
Word Origin and History for metamorphose
1570s, from Middle French métamorphoser (16c.), from métamorphose (n.), from Latin metamorphosis (see metamorphosis). Related: Metamorphosed. The Greek verb was metamorphoun.