transmogrify


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transmogrify

To change into something completely different.
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Such a secretary, who can transmogrify Benedict's nuanced lecturings to statements suitable for the wider media, may also succeed in fashioning material that persuades rather than clobbers, for-bears rather than fulminates, and animates rather than dominates.
Cherkashin criticizes the KGB for its corruption, its unnecessary execution of officers who betrayed it, and its political machinations to transmogrify failures into victories.
Instead, they'll likely transmogrify their groups into 501(c)s.
Al Qaida is having to transmogrify, having lost Afghanistan.
Like infesting alien pods, American culture threatens to transmogrify the planet, as the speaker put it, into one big New Jersey.
The body" almost inevitably signifies "the male body" in these Renaissance depictions, and, as Sorsby points out, the references to the woman's physical qualities often transmogrify into denigrations of women's social identity, especially in d'Aubigne.
In Love Across Color Lines, Diedrich emerges as a virtuoso of the "as if," a writer who knows how to transmogrify the "might" into the "must have been.
Establishing a prudent policy of periodic repairs and incurring expenses under that policy do not, in our view, transmogrify periodic repairs into a capital asset with a useful life beyond the year incurred.