Noun: reform ri'form
Verb: reform ri'form
- A change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
"justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
- A campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
"the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
- Self-improvement in behaviour or morals by abandoning some vice
"the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"
- Make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices
"reform a political system"
- Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
"The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct";
- reclaim, regenerate, rectify
- (chemistry) produce by cracking
- (chemistry) break up the molecules of
- Improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition
"reform the health system in this country"
- Change for the better
"The lazy student promised to reform";
- straighten out, see the light
Derived forms: reformed, reforming, reforms
Type of: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, campaign, cause, change, change integrity, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, crusade, drive, effort, improve, improvement, meliorate, mend, modify, movement, self-improvement, self-reformation
Encyclopedia: Reform, Alabama