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Transform vs. Translate

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  • Transform (verb)

    To change greatly the appearance or form of.

    "The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold."

  • Transform (verb)

    To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.

  • Transform (verb)

    To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.

  • Transform (verb)

    To subject to the action of a transformer.

  • Transform (verb)

    To subject (a cell) to transformation.

  • Transform (verb)

    To undergo a transformation; to change in appearance or character.

  • Transform (noun)

    the result of a transformation

  • Translate (verb)

    Senses relating to the change of information, etc., from one form to another.

  • Translate (verb)

    To change spoken words or written text (of a book, document, movie, etc.) from one language to another.

    "overset"

    "Hans translated my novel into Welsh."

  • Translate (verb)

    To rendered in another language.

    "Hans translated for us while we were in Marrakesh."

    "That idiom doesn’t really translate."

    "‘Dog’ translates as ‘chien’ in French."

  • Translate (verb)

    To express spoken words or written text in a clearer or paraphrase, to rephrase, to restate.

  • Translate (verb)

    To change (something) from one form or medium to another.

    "The director faithfully translated their experiences to film."

  • Translate (verb)

    To rearrange (a song or music) in one genre into another.

  • Translate (verb)

    To change, or be capable of being changed, from one form or medium to another.

    "Excellent writing does not necessarily translate well into film."

    "His sales experience translated well into his new job as a fund-raiser."

  • Translate (verb)

    Senses relating to a change of position.

  • Translate (verb)

    To chain of based on the sequence of codons in an mRNA molecule.

  • Translate (verb)

    To move (something) from one place or position to another; to transfer.

  • Translate (verb)

    To transfer the deceased person (such as a monarch or other important person) from one place to another; to transfer a holy relic from one shrine to another.

  • Translate (verb)

    To transfer a post to another.

  • Translate (verb)

    Of a holy assumed into or to rise to die and go to Heaven.

  • Translate (verb)

    To cause (a giving rise to a disease) to move from one body part to another, or between persons.

  • Translate (verb)

    To subject (a body) to linear motion with no rotation.

  • Translate (verb)

    To t=place in a sense.

    "William was translated by the blow to the head he received, being unable to speak for the next few minutes."

  • Translate (noun)

    A set of points obtained by adding a given fixed vector to each point of a given set.

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  • Transform

    To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly.

  • Transform

    To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.

  • Transform

    To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert.

  • Transform

    To change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value.

  • Transform (verb)

    To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed.

  • Translate

    To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer; as, to translate a tree.

  • Translate

    To change to another condition, position, place, or office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death.

  • Translate

    To remove to heaven without a natural death.

  • Translate

    To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another.

  • Translate

    To render into another language; to express the sense of in the words of another language; to interpret; hence, to explain or recapitulate in other words.

  • Translate

    To change into another form; to transform.

  • Translate

    To cause to remove from one part of the body to another; as, to translate a disease.

  • Translate

    To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance.

  • Translate (verb)

    To make a translation; to be engaged in translation.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Transform (verb)

    subject to a mathematical transformation

  • Transform (verb)

    change or alter in form, appearance, or nature;

    "This experience transformed her completely"

    "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"

    "transubstantiate one element into another"

  • Transform (verb)

    change in outward structure or looks;

    "He transformed into a monster"

    "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"

  • Transform (verb)

    change from one form or medium into another;

    "Braque translated collage into oil"

  • Transform (verb)

    convert (one form of energy) to another;

    "transform energy to light"

  • Transform (verb)

    change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

  • Transform (verb)

    increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

  • Translate (verb)

    restate (words) from one language into another language;

    "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."

    "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"

    "She rendered the French poem into English"

    "He translates for the U.N."

  • Translate (verb)

    change from one form or medium into another;

    "Braque translated collage into oil"

  • Translate (verb)

    make sense of a language;

    "She understands French"

    "Can you read Greek?"

  • Translate (verb)

    bring to a certain spiritual state

  • Translate (verb)

    change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation

  • Translate (verb)

    be equivalent in effect;

    "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"

  • Translate (verb)

    be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way;

    "poetry often does not translate"

    "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"

  • Translate (verb)

    physics: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body

  • Translate (verb)

    express, as in simple and less technical langauge;

    "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"

    "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"

  • Translate (verb)

    genetics: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

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