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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.
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as transmutable: capable, that is, of a continuing, shifting, alchemical existence, woven into, and inseparable from, the fabric of the world." (15)
"And no one survives the hunt" Burnside reminds us, insisting on the inescapably transmutable feature of our being here: "greyhound to roebuck, laughter to skin and bone." To appreciate this facet of our collective being here is to renounce any claim to a position of dominion over the natural world, such a renunciation bringing with it a commensurate cessation of violence to the natural world.
As impressive as such transformations might be, they constitute only a part of rhyming palindromic verse's repertoire of quick-change artistry; as will next be seen, verses such as the above are not only permutable, they are also transmutable.
To "permutable" and "transmutable," add "inscrutable."
As Kushigian writes, "Cobra's constitution is always complex, because it is transmutable, from reptile to person, from singular to plural, back again" ("Gender" 54).
While often not regarded as pests, birds can infect humans with up to 40 viruses and 60 transmutable diseases, including salmonellosis, a form of food poisoning, and encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain.
He has perceived that, in some mysterious, transmutable way, "no deep impression dies" and that he bears "that mark" of desire and violation so deeply in his being that it has shaped his own "offspring's guise"--her eyes.
If both traditional and technological mediums are able to attain effective instruction, then they could be transmutable. Effectiveness in education can be considered from many perspectives.
To date, however, little is known of the means by which members of virtual organizations communicate their shared values and visions, and the idea of a transmutable organizational identity (Gioia et al., 2000) is new and has not been empirically validated.
In light of their distinct social meanings, findings of civil and criminal liability are not transmutable for purposes of moral condemnation.
However, the subversive power of his novel to call accepted social and ethical standards into question continues to render the text as adaptable to and transmutable within diverse temporal and cultural contexts.
"Analogue, it seems, is a description," the artist writes in the introduction to the exhibition catalogue, "a description, in fact, of all things I hold dear." Dean's fidelity to 16-mm film and its bulky, outmoded apparatus, as digital technology quickly renders them obsolete, defines her art and her outlook; the materiality of the medium seems a bulwark against a fast-advancing future where imagery is insubstantial, endlessly transmutable, there but not there.