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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: transform /trænsˈfɔː(r)m/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theytransform
he/she/ittransforms
present participletransforming
past tensetransformed
past participletransformed
  1. to make someone or something completely different, usually in a way that makes them more attractive, easier to use etc

    Email has transformed the way people communicate.

    Working with abused children transformed Scott's life.

    transform someone/something into something:

    They've transformed the old train station into a science museum.

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