Innovate vs Transform - What's the difference?

innovate | transform |


In lang=en terms the difference between innovate and transform

is that innovate is to introduce (something) as new while transform is to undergo a transformation.

As verbs the difference between innovate and transform

is that innovate is (obsolete|transitive) to alter, to change into something new; to revolutionize while transform is to change greatly the appearance or form of.

As a noun transform is

(mathematics) the result of a transformation.

innovate

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • (obsolete) To alter, to change into something new; to revolutionize.
  • * , New York 2001, p.80:
  • But the most frequent maladies are such as proceed from themselves, as first when religion and God's service is neglected, innovated or altered […].
  • * South
  • From his attempts upon the civil power, he proceeds to innovate God's worship.
  • To introduce something new to a particular environment; to do something new.
  • To introduce (something) as new.
  • to innovate a word or an act

    Derived terms

    * innovative * innovation * innovatory

    Anagrams

    * ----

    transform

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To change greatly the appearance or form of.
  • The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Love may transform me to an oyster.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author= , title=Well-connected Brains , volume=100, issue=2, page=171 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work. The achievement will transform neuroscience and serve as the starting point for asking questions we could not otherwise have answered, […].}}
  • To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.
  • * Bible, Romans xii. 2
  • Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
  • (mathematics) To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.
  • (electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.
  • (genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.
  • To undergo a transformation.
  • Synonyms

    * (change greatly the appearance or form of) alter, change, convert, make over, transmogrify * (sense) alter, change * (undergo a transformation) alter, change

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mathematics) the result of a transformation
  • Derived terms

    * Fourier transform