Adjective: reformed ri'formd
- Caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one
"a reformed drunkard"
- Formed again or anew
"the re-formed scout troop has been very active"
Verb: reform ri'form
- Of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran
"Dutch Reformed theology"
- 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
See also: organised [Brit], organized, regenerate, unorthodox
Type of: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, change integrity, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, improve, meliorate, mend, modify
Encyclopedia: Reformed Reform, Alabama