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change into someone or something
to alter one's or its state to another state. The ugly witch changed into a lovely maiden. An insect larva changes into a cocoon.
change someone or something into someone or something
to make someone or something change form or state. The wizard claimed he could change a horse into a unicorn. He suddenly changed himself into a smiling friend rather than the gruff old man we had long known.
1. To transform from one state to some other: The caterpillar will soon change into a moth.
2. To transform something from one state to some other: The alchemist tried to change lead into gold.
3. To put on some other clothing: After my workout at the gym, I showered and changed into regular clothes.