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transmute (something) from (something)

To change or transform the state, form, nature, character, or substance of something into a different state, form, etc. The alchemist claimed to be able to transmute gemstones from glass. Our company aims to help struggling businesses transmute successful products and strategies from their ideas.
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transmute (something) into (something)

To change or transform the state, form, nature, character, or substance (of something) into a different state, form, etc. The alchemist claimed to be able to transmute glass into gemstones. Our company aims to help struggling businesses transmute their ideas into successful products and strategies. The artist transmutes her pain and anger into breathtaking art.
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transmute (something) to (something)

To change or transform the state, form, nature, character, or substance of something into a different state, form, etc. The alchemist claimed to be able to transmute glass to gemstones. Our company aims to help struggling businesses transmute their ideas to successful products and strategies.
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transmute something (from something) (to something)

 and transmute something (from something) (into something)
to change something from one thing into another. Do you believe that it is possible to transmute gold into lead? No, you cannot transmute one metal into another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If nothing else, the indisputable fact that these three quatrain types are readily convertible into one another should dispel any notion that one variety is more difficult to compose than another; rather, their mutual transmutability suggests that these three cases (along with a few others not mentioned) are simply different aspects of the same basic rhyme/palindromicity structure.
This synthesis of structural devices, in which Thomson manipulates light and water imagery, can be seen as a development of what Cohen describes as Thomson's agreement with Boyle's theory of the transmutability of the four elements (104).
(19) By the time of the French Revolution, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, a disciple of Buffon's, who became a major figure in post-Revolutionary natural history, echoes the argument that humans' vision of time and consequently of the true processes of Nature through time are conditioned by the "brevity of the existence of individuals of the human species." (20) Lamarck, whose theory of transmutability of species necessitated great expanses of time, was quite harsh towards contemporaries whom he accused of having small minds because they could not accept a past greater than six thousand years.
This corporeal transmutability provides an important condition for the critical, and as we shall later see even philosophical potential of film violence.
Closely allied in the eighteenth-century imagination to the notion of stone quickened by the force of the sculptor's passion were philosophic theories about the transmutability of matter.