1. a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

    Synonyms : amulet
    Type Of : charm, good luck charm


  1. change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

    Synonyms : transmute, transubstantiate
    Type Of : change, alter, modify
    Examples :
    • This experience transformed her completely
    • She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
  2. change from one form or medium into another

    Synonyms : translate
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
  3. change in outward structure or looks

    Synonyms : metamorphose, transmute
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • He transformed into a monster
  4. change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

    Type Of : change, alter, modify
  5. convert (one form of energy) to another

    Type Of : change, alter, modify
    Examples :
    • transform energy to light
  6. increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

    Type Of : modify, alter, change
  7. subject to a mathematical transformation

    Type Of : change, modify, alter

think about

  1. take into consideration, have in view

    Synonyms : entertain, flirt with, think of, toy with
    Type Of : contemplate
  2. have on one's mind, think about actively

    Type Of : cerebrate, cogitate, think


  1. trying something to find out about it

    Synonyms : trial, trial run, tryout
    Type Of : experimentation, experiment
  2. any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc

    Synonyms : mental test, mental testing, psychometric test
    Type Of : mental measurement
    Examples :
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students
  3. a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

    Synonyms : exam, examination
    Type Of : communicating, communication
    Examples :
    • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions
  4. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

    Synonyms : screen
    Type Of : check
  5. examine someone's knowledge of something

    Synonyms : quiz
    Type Of : examine
    Examples :
    • The teacher tests us every week
  6. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

    Synonyms : essay, examine, prove, try, try out
    Type Of : judge, pass judgment, evaluate
  7. the act of testing something

    Synonyms : run, trial
    Type Of : effort, attempt, endeavor, endeavour, try
  8. the act of undergoing testing

    Synonyms : trial
    Type Of : try, endeavour, endeavor, effort, attempt
    Examples :
    • he survived the great test of battle
  9. achieve a certain score or rating on a test

    Type Of : score
    Examples :
    • She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools
  10. a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins

    Type Of : natural covering, cover, covering
  11. determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

    Type Of : learn, check, determine, see, ascertain, watch, find out
  12. show a certain characteristic when tested

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • He tested positive for HIV
  13. undergo a test

    Type Of : submit, take
    Examples :
    • She doesn't test well