Meaning of TRANSFORM in English


(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


To ~ something into something else means to change or convert it into that thing.

Your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body ~s food into energy...

Delegates also discussed ~ing them from a guerrilla force into a regular army.

VERB: V n into n, V n from n into n, also V n

~ation (~ations)

Norah made plans for the ~ation of an attic room into a study...

Chemical ~ations occur.

N-VAR: usu with supp


To ~ something or someone means to change them completely and suddenly so that they are much better or more attractive.

The Minister said the Urban Development Corporation was now ~ing the area...

He said she had ~ed him from a hard-drinking womaniser into a devoted husband and father.

VERB: V n, V n from n into n, also V n into n


In the last five years he’s undergone a personal ~ation.

N-VAR: usu with supp

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