transform Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “transform” in the English Dictionary

"transform" in British English

See all translations

transformverb [T]

uk   /trænsˈfɔːm/  us   /trænsˈfɔːrm/
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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"transform" in American English

See all translations

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)

"transform" in Business English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of transform?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“transform” in Business English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

sample

a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More