Simple Definition of transfigure
: to change the appearance of something or someone
Full Definition of transfigure
: to give a new and typically exalted or spiritual appearance to : transform outwardly and usually for the better
Examples of transfigure
Her face seemed transfigured by happiness.
<married life has seemingly transfigured his formerly aimless existence>
Origin of transfigure
Middle English, from Anglo-French transfigurer, from Latin transfigurare, from trans- + figurare to shape, fashion, from figura figure
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of transfigure
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