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Synonyms for metamorphose
ˌmɛt əˈmɔr foʊz, -foʊsmeta·mor·phose

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  1. metamorphoseverb

    Synonyms:
    metamorphosize

  2. metamorphoseverb

    to undergo metamorphosis

    Synonyms:
    metamorphosize

  3. metamorphoseverb

    to transform (something) into a completely different appearance

    Synonyms:
    metamorphosize

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. metamorphoseverb

    To change is distinctively to make a thing other than it has been, in some respect at least; to exchange to put or take something else in its place; to alter is ordinarily to change partially, to make different in one or more particulars. To exchange is often to transfer ownership; as, to exchange city for country property. Change is often used in the sense of exchange; as, to change horses. To transmute is to change the qualities while the substance remains the same; as, to transmute the baser metals into gold. To transform is to change form or appearance, with or without deeper and more essential change; it is less absolute than transmute, tho sometimes used for that word, and is often used in a spiritual sense as transmute could not be; "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind," Rom. xii, 2. Transfigure is, as in its Scriptural use, to change in an exalted and glorious spiritual way; "Jesus ... was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light," Matt. xvii, 1, 2. To metamorphose is to make some remarkable change, ordinarily in external qualities, but often in structure, use, or chemical constitution, as of a caterpillar into a butterfly, of the stamens of a plant into petals, or of the crystalline structure of rocks, hence called "metamorphic rocks," as when a limestone is metamorphosed into a marble. To vary is to change from time to time, often capriciously. To commute is to put something easier, lighter, milder, or in some way more favorable in place of that which is commuted; as, to commute capital punishment to imprisonment for life; to commute daily fares on a railway to a monthly payment. To convert (Latin con, with, and verto, turn) is to primarily turn about, and signifies to change in form, character, use, etc., through a wide range of relations; iron is converted into steel, joy into grief, a sinner into a saint. To turn is a popular word for change in any sense short of the meaning of exchange, being often equivalent to alter, convert, transform, transmute, etc. We modify or qualify a statement which might seem too strong; we modify it by some limitation, qualify it by some addition.

    Synonyms:
    alter, change, change, commute, convert, diversify, exchange, modify, qualify, shift, substitute, transfigure, transform, transmute, turn, vary, veer

    Antonyms:
    abide, bide, continue, endure, hold, keep, persist, remain, retain, stay

    Preposition:
    To change a home toilet for a street dress; to change from a caterpillar to or into a butterfly; to change clothes with a beggar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. metamorphose, transfigure, transmogrifyverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    glorify, transmogrify, transmute, spiritualize, transfigure, transform

  2. transform, transmute, metamorphoseverb

    change in outward structure or looks

    "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"

    Synonyms:
    transubstantiate, transmogrify, transmute, transfigure, translate, transform

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  1. metamorphoseverb

    Synonyms:
    transform, transmute, transfigure, change the form of

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