Definition of transform
1a : to change in composition or structureb : to change the outward form or appearance ofc : to change in character or condition : convert
2 : to subject to mathematical transformation
3 : to cause (a cell) to undergo genetic transformation
transformableplay \-ˈfȯr-mə-bəl\ adjective
transformativeplay \-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv\ adjective
Examples of transform in a Sentence
A little creativity can transform an ordinary meal into a special event.
The old factory has been transformed into an art gallery.
Recent Examples of transform from the Web
All ingredients come from within a six-hour drive of the restaurant, where they’re transformed into ham confit with shaved radish and broccoli rabe puree, or cotechino served in a pool of brothy flageolet beans.
McCall has helped transform the European aviation industry along with rival Ryanair Holdings Plc through the rapid expansion of low-cost carriers.
This week’s Back Story focuses on two visionaries who helped transform a modest comics/horror/sci-fi celebration into a global pop culture phenomenon.
For the Royals in 2017, this coast has transformed a season.
But that hasn't stopped one retailer from marketing a product designed to transform your lady parts into a colorful sparkling wonderland.
The July 5 shooting also transformed Muflahi’s store into a hub for protesters and a canvas for their grief and anger.
Across Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach’s new-look convention center will transform into a baseball mecca for fans — serving as a stress test as the facility’s first large-scale event since construction began in earnest.
The discovery of oil in the mid-1960s, however, utterly transformed the region.
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Origin and Etymology of transform
Middle English, from Middle French transformer, from Latin transformare, from trans- + formare to form, from forma form
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of transform
Definition of transform
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TRANSFORM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of transform for English Language Learners
: to change (something) completely and usually in a good way
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Definition of transform for Students
: to change completely The pumpkin had been transformed into a gleaming coach … — Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted
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