Definitions

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  • v. To transform or change; metamorphose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To metamorphose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To change; transform; metamorphose.

Etymologies

meta- + morph + -ize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As Ballard learned the subtle craft of writing novels, his early weak short stories began to develop and even metamorphize into novels – in the way the short story “The Crystal Man” (which I read in the SF pulps around 1965) was later developed into a full novel, * The Crystal World*.

    Ballardian » Simon Brook's Minus One

  • Don't we all wonder when sarah and michelle will reach menopause and metamorphize... as in "the change" so they all can become old crones like Hillary.

    "Like Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' in reverse, the giant, hideous beetle that was the GOP has suddenly been reborn as a vigorous youth...."

  • “It used to be very quiet, except for the rushing water and the whine of the sawmill in the valley, cutting pine planks and stacking them, ready to metamorphize into another little chalet in no time at all.”

    Lace

  • When she had addressed the letter she went to her twin bed and lay down upon it, clasping Anthony's pillow in her arms as though by sheer force of emotion she could metamorphize it into his warm and living body.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • The external cause of attention was the bias of English deists and Continental Rationalists who strove to metamorphize the Essenes into predecessors from whom gradually and quite naturally Christians developed; and Freemasons pretended to find in Essenism pure Christianity.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Consequently, it can readily metamorphize into a culture of corruption.

    guampdn.com - Local News

  • When she had addressed the letter she went to her twin bed and lay down upon it, clasping Anthony’s pillow in her arms as though by sheer force of emotion she could metamorphize it into his warm and living body.

    The Beautiful and Damned

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