Metamorphose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌmetəˈmɔːrfəʊz|  American pronunciation of the word metamorphose
Brit.  |ˌmetəˈmɔːfəʊz|  British pronunciation of the word metamorphose
- change completely the nature or appearance of (syn: transfigure, transmogrify)
In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
- change in outward structure or looks (syn: transform, transmute)
The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle

Examples

...a science fiction story in which radiation metamorphoses people into giant bugs...

From an easygoing young girl, she had metamorphosed into a neurotic middle-aged woman.

In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug

The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: metamorphose
he/she/it: metamorphoses
present participle: metamorphosing
past tense: metamorphosed
past participle: metamorphosed
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