transfigure


trans·fig·ure

transitive verb \tran(t)s-ˈfi-gyər, especially British -ˈfi-gər\

: to change the appearance of something or someone

trans·fig·uredtrans·fig·ur·ing

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

  1. Her face seemed transfigured by happiness.
  2. <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

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