# transform

- to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.
- to change in condition, nature, or character; convert.
- to change into another substance; transmute.
- Electricity.
- to increase or decrease (the voltage and current characteristics of an alternating-current circuit), as by means of a transformer.
- to decrease (the voltage and current characteristics of a direct-current circuit), as by means of a transformer.

- Mathematics. to change the form of (a figure, expression, etc.) without in general changing the value.
- Physics. to change into another form of energy.

- to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed.

- Mathematics.
- a mathematical quantity obtained from a given quantity by an algebraic, geometric, or functional transformation.
- the transformation itself.

- the result of a transformation.
- a transformation.
- Logic. transformation(def 5).
- Linguistics. a structure derived by a transformation.

## Origin of transform

## Synonyms for transform

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com## Related Words for transform

mutate, convert, transfer, revolutionize, revamp, remodel, reconstruct, translate, mold, alter, transmute, doctor, transpose, renew, metamorphose, switch, commute, transmogrify, cook, transfigure## Examples from the Web for transform

### Contemporary Examples of transform

The number of people messing with Texas will mean that Texas will transform into a place like other places.

And of those who transform themselves into masters and believe themselves superior to others, rather than at their service.

Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'Barbie Latza Nadeau

December 23, 2014

The end of the embargo and resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba could transform Major League Baseball.

Phil Hoffman had to transform himself into Truman Capote while Julia Roberts won for being brassy in Erin Brockovich.

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December 15, 2014

She promises her 21-day plan can help you, “Transform your Body, Burst with Energy, and Live Your Life with Purpose.”

### Historical Examples of transform

What new feeling could transform me, since I find none in me?

The Three Cities Trilogy, CompleteEmile Zola

The sixth can create and transform living creatures if he feel inclined.

The Chinese Fairy BookVarious

How to transform the left overs into palatable and wholesome dishes.

SandwichesSarah Tyson Heston Rorer

It will be easy to watch them and to see them transform, and eventually to get the butterfly.

Boy Scouts HandbookBoy Scouts of America

With uncertain hands she tried to transform that pity into sorrow, not for herself, but for him.

The Paliser caseEdgar Saltus

## transform

- to alter or be altered radically in form, function, etc
- (tr) to convert (one form of energy) to another form
- (tr) maths to change the form of (an equation, expression, etc) by a mathematical transformation
- (tr) to increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage) using a transformer

- maths the result of a mathematical transformation, esp (of a matrix or an element of a group) another related to the given one by B = X –1 AX for some appropriate X