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transfigure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of transfigure

  1. to change in form, appearance, or use married life has seemingly transfigured his formerly aimless existence Synonyms of transfigure alchemize, make over, metamorphose, convert, transform, transmute, transpose, transubstantiateWords Related to transfigure adjust, alter, modify, recast; redefine, redesign, redo, reengineer, refashion, regenerate, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, vary; deform, disfigure, distort, mutate, transmogrify; displace, replace, substitute, supplant

Synonym Discussion of transfigure

transform, metamorphose, transmute, convert, transmogrify, transfigure mean to change a thing into a different thing. transform implies a major change in form, nature, or function.
    • transformed a small company into a corporate giant
metamorphose suggests an abrupt or startling change induced by or as if by magic or a supernatural power.
    • awkward girls metamorphosed into graceful ballerinas
transmute implies transforming into a higher element or thing.
    • attempted to transmute lead into gold
convert implies a change fitting something for a new or different use or function.
    • converted the study into a nursery
transmogrify suggests a strange or preposterous metamorphosis.
    • a story in which a frog is transmogrified into a prince
transfigure implies a change that exalts or glorifies.
    • joy transfigured her face


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