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transpose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of transpose

  1. 1 to change in form, appearance, or use contends that popular culture has transposed Christmas from a religious feast into a celebration of consumerism Synonyms of transpose alchemize, make over, metamorphose, transfigure, transform, transmute, convert, transubstantiateWords Related to transpose 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

  2. 2 to change the place or position of after the ex-governor's scandals belatedly came to light, his portrait was transposed to a quiet corner of the statehouse Synonyms of transpose budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, relocate, remove, reposition, shift, transfer, moveWords Related to transpose bear, carry, cart, convey, drive, haul, lug, tote, transmit, transplant, transport; replace, supersede, supplant; alter, make over, modify, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, varyNear Antonyms of transpose anchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root

Synonym Discussion of transpose

reverse, transpose, invert mean to change to the opposite position. reverse is the most general term and may imply change in order, side, direction, meaning.
    • reversed his position on the trade agreement
transpose implies a change in order or relative position of units often through exchange of position.
    • transposed the letters to form an anagram
invert applies chiefly to turning upside down or inside out.
    • the number 9 looks like an inverted 6


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