transfigure
[ trans-fig-yer ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Middle English from the Old French transfigurer or Latin transfigurare, from trans- "across" + figura "figure"
Synonyms
    1.
  • transubstantiate
    2.
  • alter mutate remodel transmute
Antonyms
    1.
  • defile
    2.
  • leave alone preserve stagnate
Definition
1. to change so as to glorify or exalt
2. to change in outward form or appearance; transform
Examples
1. A) A little gilding on the edges will transfigure the statue into something magnificent. B) The work of Renaissance artists often sought to transfigure religious spaces.
2. A) The chef's goal was to transfigure the salmon dish so it resembled roast beef. B) She needed to transfigure the house's facade so it could be picture-perfect.
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