AskDefine | Define transfigure

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1 elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration [syn: glorify, spiritualize]
2 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" [syn: metamorphose, transmogrify]

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  1. To transform the outward appearance of something; to convert into a different form, state or substance.
  2. To glorify or exalt something or someone.

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Transfiguration may refer to:

See also

transfigure in Spanish: Transfiguración
transfigure in French: Transfiguration
transfigure in Portuguese: Transfiguração

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