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transformverb [T]

uk   /trænsˈfɔːm/  us   /-ˈfɔːrm/
B2 to ​changecompletely the ​appearance or ​character of something or someone, ​especially so that that thing or ​person is ​improved: The ​reorganization will transform the ​entertainmentindustry. the ​power of ​art to transform ​experience Whenever a ​camera was ​pointed at her, Marilyn would ​instantly transform herself into a ​radiantstar.

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(Definition of transform from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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transformverb [T]

 us   /trænsˈfɔrm/
to ​changecompletely the ​appearance or ​character of something or someone: Computers have transformed the way ​work is done. Salinas ​dramatically transformed the country’s ​economy.
(Definition of transform from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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transformverb [T]

uk   us   /trænsˈfɔːm/
to ​change completely the character or appearance of something in ​order to ​improve it: Smart metropolitan ​developments have transformed ​formerindustrialareas in cities such as Birmingham and Manchester. Social and ​politicalchanges are transforming the waypeoplethink about ​social, ​economic, and ​environmental problems.transform sth/yourself into sth Her ​strategicvision transformed an unglamourous ​supermarketchain into a ​retailgiant with ​sales of £46 bn.be transformed into/by/from sth Entire ​apartmentblocks are being transformed into ​subsidisedaccommodation 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 ​chemicalproperties 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.
(Definition of transform from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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