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transform

verb [T]
 
 
/trænsˈfɔːm/
to change completely the character or appearance of something in order to improve it: Smart metropolitan developments have transformed former industrial areas in cities such as Birmingham and Manchester. Social and political changes are transforming the way people think about social, economic, and environmental problems.transform sth/yourself into sth Her strategic vision transformed an unglamourous supermarket chain into a retail giant with sales of £46 bn.be transformed into/by/from sth Entire apartment blocks are being transformed into subsidised accommodation for young people.transform a company/business/organization Performance incentives transformed the organization and its culture.transform a country/market(place)/product Market reforms have helped to transform China into one of the great centres of globalization.
to change the physical or chemical properties of a substance in order to make something else: transform sth into sth New forms of iron ore can be transformed into steel without the need for blast furnaces.
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