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transpose

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1 to change in form, appearance, or use

  • the snappy pop song was transposed into a ballad through a reworking of instrumentation and a change in key
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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
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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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