transform

verb
ADVERB
considerably, dramatically, fundamentally, profoundly, radically

The riots radically transformed the situation.

completely, entirely, totally, utterly
quickly, rapidly
gradually, slowly
suddenly
magically, miraculously

He seems to have been miraculously transformed into a first-class player.

overnight

Things cannot be transformed overnight.

VERB + TRANSFORM
help (to)
be used to
PREPOSITION
from, into

The place was transformed from a quiet town into a busy port.

PHRASES
the ability to transform sb/sth, the power to transform sb/sth

the power of religion to transform our hearts and minds

Transform is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑revolution
Transform is used with these nouns as the object: ↑culture, ↑economy, ↑idea, ↑image, ↑industry, ↑landscape, ↑military, ↑neighbourhood, ↑perception, ↑practice, ↑situation, ↑society, ↑system, ↑wilderness, ↑world

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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