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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: to, 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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For instead of collapsing utterly, like its predecessors, Rome was first broken into fragments and then transmuted into the political and religious institutions that served as a foundation for modern Western civilization.
But somewhere along the way Latin urinum 'wind,' became confused with Latin urinae 'urine.' So what began, in Greek, as a wind egg was transmuted, in Latin, into a urine egg.
It has the shape, the quality, and the vividness of a conversation with the reader, a tale of people, places, and events as they occur to him: family, work, politics, books, and music, his beloved Colombia, parts of his history that have remained undisclosed until now, and incidents that would later appear, transmuted and transposed, in his fiction.