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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.
See also: transmute
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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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With this process, the scientists hope to use neutrons to transmute long-lived radioactive isotopes into ones that are either stable or have much shorter half-lives.
Scholars of business and social scientists describe examples of process improvement projects and methods to transmute intangible consumer values into salable products and programs.
He directed to install complaint boxes at the offices of the district SSPs and divisional SPs and ensure availability of printed FIR forms as well as setting up of committees under the supervision of SSPs so that the police officials included in these committees could scrutinise all the complaints and FIR forms dropped by citizens in the complaint boxes and transmute the cognizable complaints into formal FIRs.
He first used timber palings to enclose balconies on the Montpellier project, so it only required a slight shift of an already vivid imagination to transmute them into cladding.
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The California Supreme Court agreed with the executor; it determined that the spousal consent was not an express declaration to transmute the community property into separate property.
To see in the day or in the year a symbol Of the days of man and of his years, To transmute the outrage of the years Into a music, a murmur of voices, and a symbol,
In my own research, which has brushed over Wallace in his early years as governor, I have come across one strikingly succinct formulation of his original secret, written in 1964 by an awestruck Alabama reporter struggling to explain the success of Wallace's first speeches outside the South: "He gave every hearer a chance to transmute a latent hostility toward the Negro into a hostility toward big government.
For now, one must maintain a dynamically charged neutrality which allows the deeper ores to transmute, to fully maturate, as though one were preparing for a more optimum rhythmics of a coming transmundane interior era.
The researchers also noted that, at the same moment black holes transmute into elementary particle states, the topology, or basic geometric shape, of the accompanying six-dimensional space changes markedly.
After describing failed alchemical processes in detail, the Canon's Yeoman tells his tale of a canon who swindled a priest by selling him powders to transmute mercury into silver.
Manzoni was a patriot, a liberal, and a Catholic whose poetic and religious sensibility found expression in his fiction; in his Osservazioni sulla morale Cattolica (1819), an essay on the power of Christian ethics to transmute human life; and in his five hymn-poems entitled Inni sacri ( Sacred Hymns, 1822).