transmute

  • 1 transmute — trans·mute /tranz myüt, trans / vt trans·muted, trans·mut·ing: to convert or transform the type of ownership of (property) by transmutation did not transmute the properties themselves into marital assets In re Siddens, 588 N.E.2d 321 (1992)… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Transmute — Trans*mute , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transmuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transmuting}.] [L. transmutare, transmutatum; trans across + mutare to change. See {Mutable}, and cf. {Transmew}.] To change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 transmute — (v.) early 15c., from L. transmutare, from trans (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + mutare (see MUTABLE (Cf. mutable)). Related: Transmuted; transmuting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 transmute — transform, metamorphose, convert, transmogrify, transfigure …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 transmute — ► VERB 1) change in form, nature, or substance. 2) change (a chemical element) into another, either by a nuclear process or as a supposed operation in alchemy. DERIVATIVES transmutation noun. ORIGIN Latin transmutare, from mutare to change …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 transmute — [trans myo͞ot′, tranzmyo͞ot′] vt., vi. transmuted, transmuting [ME transmuten < L transmutare < trans , TRANS + mutare, to change: see MUTATE] to change from one form, species, condition, nature, or substance into another; transform;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 transmute — v. (formal) (D; tr.) to transmute from; into (to transmute base metal into gold) * * * [trænz mjuːt] into (to transmute base metal into gold) (formal) (D; tr.) to transmute from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 transmute — verb a) To change, transform or convert one thing to another, or from one state or form to another. The alchemists tried to transmute base metals to gold. b) To change, transform or …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 transmute — UK [trænzˈmjuːt] / US [trænzˈmjut] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms transmute : present tense I/you/we/they transmute he/she/it transmutes present participle transmuting past tense transmuted past participle transmuted formal to change… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 transmute — verb (T) formal to change one substance or type of thing into another: Alchemists tried to transmute lead into gold. transmutable adjective transmutation noun (C, U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 transmute — verb (transmuted; transmuting) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin transmutare, from trans + mutare to change more at mutable Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature and especially to a higher… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 transmute — transmutable, adj. transmutability, transmutableness, n. transmutably, adv. transmuter, n. /trans myooht , tranz /, v.t., v.i., transmuted, transmuting. to change from one nature, substance, form, or condition into another; transform. [1400 50;… …

    Universalium

  • 13 transmute — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. transform, convert, adapt; see change 1 . See Synonym Study at transform . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. mutate, change, metamorphose, transmogrify. see transform III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To change into a… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 transmute — trans|mute [trænzˈmju:t US træns ] v [T + into] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: transmutare, from mutare to change ] formal to change one substance or type of thing into another >transmutation [ˌtrænzmju:ˈteıʃən US ˌtræns ] n [U and C] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 transmute — trans|mute [ trænz mjut ] verb intransitive or transitive FORMAL to change into something completely different, or make something change in this way ╾ trans|mu|ta|tion [ ,trænzmju teıʃn ] noun count or uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 transmute — [[t]trænzmju͟ːt[/t]] transmutes, transmuting, transmuted V ERG If something transmutes or is transmuted into a different form, it is changed into that form. [FORMAL] [V into n] She ceased to think, as anger transmuted into passion... [V n into n] …

    English dictionary

  • 17 transmute — trans·mute || trænz mjuːt , s v. change form, be transformed from one condition to another …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 transmute — [tranz mju:t, trα:nz , ns ] verb change in form, nature, or substance. ↘subject (an element) to transmutation. Derivatives transmutability noun transmutable adjective transmutative adjective transmuter …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 transmute — v. a. Change (from one form or nature into another), transform …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 transmute — v transform, metamorphose, convert, change, alter. See transform …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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