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Meaning of TRANSFIGURE

Pronunciation:  trans'figur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  change completely the nature or appearance of; "In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug"; "The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman"; "Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection"
  2. [v]  elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
 

TRANSFIGURE is a 11 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: glorify, metamorphose, spiritualize, transmogrify
 
 See Also: alter, change, change by reversal, reverse, turn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trans*fig"ure\ (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Transfigured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transfiguring}.] [F.
transfigurer, L. transfigurare, transfiguratum; trans across,
over + figurare to form, shape. See {Figure}, v. t.]
1. To change the outward form or appearance of; to
   metamorphose; to transform.

2. Especially, to change to something exalted and glorious;
   to give an ideal form to.

         [Jesus] was transfigured before them; and his face
         did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as
         the light.                            --Matt. xvii.
                                               2.

 

 

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