transform


transform
transform (v.) mid-14c., from O.Fr. transformer, from L. transformare "change the shape or form of," from trans- "across" (see TRANS- (Cf. trans-)) + formare "to form" (see FORM (Cf. form)). Related: Transformed; transforming.

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