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Verb (usu participle)


transfigurev. t. [F. transfigurer, L. transfigurare, transfiguratum; trans across, over + figurare to form, shape. See Figure, v. t.].
  •  To change the outward form or appearance of; to metamorphose; to transform.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Especially, to change to something exalted and glorious; to give an ideal form to.  [1913 Webster]
    "[Jesus] was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light."  [1913 Webster]


transfigure, v.tr. change in form or appearance, esp. so as to elevate or idealize.

ME f. OF transfigurer or L transfigurare (as TRANS-, FIGURE)



acculturate, advance, ameliorate, amend, better, boost, bring forward, change, civilize, commute, convert, edify, educate, elevate, emend, enhance, enlighten, enrich, fatten, favor, forward, foster, go straight, improve, improve upon, lard, lift, make an improvement, meliorate, mend, metabolize, metamorphose, nurture, promote, raise, refine upon, reform, socialize, straighten out, transform, translate, transmogrify, transmute, transpose, transubstantiate, upgrade, uplift




VB change, alter, vary, wax and wane, modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with, turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, swerve, warp, deviate, turn aside, evert, intervert, pass to, take a turn, turn the corner, resume, work a change, modify, vamp, superinduce, transform, transfigure, transmute, transmogrify, transume, metamorphose, ring the changes, innovate, introduce new blood, shuffle the cards, give a turn to, give a color to, influence, turn the scale, shift the scene, turn over a new leaf, recast, reverse, disturb, convert into.

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