Definition of transmute:
convert, translate, transfigure, turn, shift, mutate, modify, vary, transmogrify, reverse, adapt, make over, transform, turn into, alchemize, make into, diversify, transubstantiate, revise, exchange, commute, alter, transpose, study at transform, veer, metamorphose, qualify, change, substitute.
For example, Franklin K. Lane, the Secretary of the Interior during the war, said, " Our national purpose is to transmute days of dreary work into happier lives- for ourselves first and for all others in their time."- "Community Civics and Rural Life", Arthur W. Dunn.
In order, then, to tap the sources of your imagination, you must learn to experience in two ways: first, through life itself, not so much by seeking experiences different from those that naturally come your way, as by becoming aware of the value of those that belong naturally to your life; and second, through learning to absorb and transmute the life that is in books, beginning with those that stand nearest to your stage of development.- "Modern American Prose Selections", Various.
This is the unique glory and power of Christian ethics, that it brings in this tender personal element to transmute the coldness of duty into the warmth of gratitude, so throwing rosy light over the snowy summits of abstract virtue.- "The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon", Alexander Maclaren.