metamorphose metamorphose  /ˌmɛ tə ˈmɔr foʊz/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) change completely the nature or appearance of
  2. (v) change in outward structure or looks

Usage(s):

  1. For both nations, that is unfortunate; though it does not have to, a mystery can all too easily metamorphose into a threat.
  2. With the beginning of World War I, Duchamp-Villon foresaw that the power of the horse would metamorphose into machine power.
  3. The people who know Brown best doubt that he'll ever metamorphose into the kind of confessional charmer the public would like enough to stand a round of drinks at their local pub.

News

  • Growing Social Enterprise Weighs Whether to Stay Nonprofit

    A social entrepreneur wrestling with whether to metamorphose his charity into a for-profit or hybrid entity as he struggles with fundraising and growth is the subject of a New York Times small-business case study.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Quotes

  1. "The pretenders, and perhaps those in charge, who have no faith in the Revolution or the ways of the late Imam (founder of the Islamic Revolution Ruhollah Khomeini), or those who regret the Revolution, are doing their best to divert and metamorphose...
    on Aug 28, 2009 By: Mohammad Khatami Source: Tehran Times

  2. Orville Schell wrote in the Olympics issue of Newsweek magazine: "China had finally allowed itself to imagine that its national identity might metamorphose from victim to victor, thanks to the alchemy of the Olympic Games. In one grand symbolic...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Orville Schell Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "He was able to metamorphose," McEnroe said on a conference call previewing the US Open. "He dedicated himself to the sport and became this incredible ambassador."
    on Sep 3, 2006 By: John McEnroe Source: Bloomberg

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