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Synonyms for transubstantiate

to change into a different form, substance, or state

Synonyms for transubstantiate

change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ

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It is this very realization that caused such conflict between Catholic advocates of the Eucharist as transubstantiate and Protestant reductions of it to a mere seal, a signifier, of a signified that is always elsewhere.
Over and over again, the brilliance and sensitivity of Ingres's draughtsmanship, his magical ability to transubstantiate paint into fabric, skin, lace, jewels, and feathers, and his unfailing eye for nuances of fashion clamor for our attention, and then other, subtler considerations make themselves felt, sometimes in the same picture, sometimes in different ones.
The new citizen of this new community is free to invent new texts, to annul the traditional notion of authorship, to delete the traditional division between author and reader, to transubstantiate into bones and flesh the pallid ideals of Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida.
Gherasim Luca's taste for contradictions proved to be the perfect soil for developing his eccentric dialectics and the daring and unique fluency of his poetic language, for his ascertained and often demonstrative audacity, and for his rare ability to transubstantiate words into striking emotions.
lines 21-24, 29-32) </pre> <p>It is as though the metonymy of Book 2's situation--Being with Stone--takes the form in the earlier lyric of a deeper synecdoche still whereby the "grey stone" is no longer even potentially incidental or divisible from the poet's Being, but unmisgivingly exists to signify or transubstantiate the soul's "wise passiveness.
Words and the Word," she recounts, "were almost sub-sacraments themselves, could work wonders, could transubstantiate any old thing by the side of a redclay road" ("Fingerprint of Style" 172-73).
In ironic counterpoint to Max's penchant for art's "transcendent nature" (185), Veronica's fatal depression weighs her body downward, in one metaphorically rich scene seeming actually to transubstantiate into stone too heavy for Max to lift.
At once the Master's face turned sad, and with a great sigh said to Peter: `Thanks for reminding me that even though I am Lord of Heaven and Earth, even though I can walk on water, calm a storm, raise the dead, turn water into wine and feed the multitudes, there is one thing even I cannot do; namely, transubstantiate a wafer into my flesh and blood, unless it contains at least 32.
And so I have come to understand that what interests me more than to debunk or ignore traditional forms, is to transubstantiate them.
Both refer to verbal operations that lift the sign (as the signifier/signified composite), and transubstantiate it in order to facilitate the poetic signification of dhvani.
Put differently, because racial knowledge transubstantiates (shifts them from the living to the formal register) what emerges in political relations into effects of efficient (scientific reason's) causality, its critical tools fail to register how the total (past, present, and future) value expropriated is in the very structures (in blood and flesh) of global capital.
Wieners transubstantiates these institutions not by portraying them as falsely redemptive or enabling, but by fracturing them through a broken psychogeographical poetry that "does not lie to us.
Boxer's work reminds us of Hans Hofmann's belief that painting is "a process of metabolism, whereby color transubstantiates into vital forces that become the real sources of painterly life.
Bread transubstantiates itself and becomes God himself, which then one swallows.
In "Twicknam Garden" (1633), he wrote about love, a condition he likened to a spider because of its ability to infuse poison into everything, "The spider love, which transubstantiates all, / And can convert manna to gall.