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transmute (verb) change.
To transmute is to change one type or substance into another. We have stories in which we see humans transmuted into animals and vice versa by magic and witchcraft. That is, in these stories we come across humans being changed into animals and vice versa by magical powers.
- The greatness of a person lies in transmuting their dreams into reality. Only when they can change their dreams into reality, can they be said to have achieved anything.
- It was once believed that low value metals like lead could be transmuted into gold. Later however, people realized that such a change is impossible.