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 for transform
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transform \Trans*form"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transformed; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Transforming.] [L. transformare,
     transformatum; trans across, over + formare to from: cf. F.
     transformer. See Form, v. t.]
     1. To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance;
        to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately
        transformed into a butterfly.
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              Love may transform me to an oyster.   --Shak.
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     2. To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the
        alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
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     3. To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the
        like; to convert.
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              Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
                                                    --Rom. xii. 2.
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     4. (Math.) To change, as an algebraic expression or
        geometrical figure, into another from without altering its
        value.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transform \Trans*form"\, v. i.
     To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed. [R.]
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           His hair transforms to down.             --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  transform
      v 1: subject to a mathematical transformation
      2: change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This
         experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the
         clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one
         element into another" [syn: transform, transmute,
         transubstantiate]
      3: change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a
         monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
         [syn: transform, transmute, metamorphose]
      4: change from one form or medium into another; "Braque
         translated collage into oil" [syn: translate, transform]
      5: convert (one form of energy) to another; "transform energy to
         light"
      6: change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by
         the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or
         closely related species
      7: increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "transform":
     acculturate, advance, alter, ameliorate, amend, assimilate to,
     become, better, boost, bring forward, bring to, change,
     change into, change over, civilize, commute, convert, denature,
     do over, edify, educate, elevate, emend, enhance, enlighten,
     enrich, fatten, favor, forward, foster, go straight, improve,
     improve upon, lard, lift, make, make an improvement, make over,
     meliorate, mend, metabolize, metamorphose, modify, mutate,
     naturalize, nurture, permute, promote, raise, reconvert, reduce to,
     refine upon, reform, render, resolve into, reverse, shift,
     socialize, straighten out, switch, switch over, transfer,
     transfigure, translate, transmogrify, transmute, transpose,
     transubstantiate, turn back, turn into, upgrade, uplift
  
  

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