Meaning of “transform” in the English Dictionary

"transform" in English

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transformverb [ T ]

uk /trænsˈfɔːm/ us /trænsˈfɔːrm/

B2 to change completely the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved:

The reorganization will transform the entertainment industry.
the power of art to transform experience
Whenever a camera was pointed at her, Marilyn would instantly transform herself into a radiant star.

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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 change completely 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

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transformverb [ T ]

uk /trænsˈfɔːm/ us

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.

(Definition of “transform” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)