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  Definition of reform
  1. a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
  2. self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard''s reform"
  3. a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
  4. change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
  5. make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; "reform a political system"
  6. improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; "reform the health system in this country"
  7. break up the molecules of; "reform oil"
  8. produce by cracking; "reform gas"
  9. 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"
Similar Words: straighten out, see the light, reclaim, regenerate, rectify

 

Hyponyms: land reform, moralization, moralisation, housecleaning, moralize, moralise

 

Grouped Verbs: reclaim, regenerate, rectify, straighten out, see the light

 

Derivational Morphology: straighten out, see the light, reclaim, regenerate, rectify, reclamation, reformation, reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist, correction, rectification

 

Anagrams: former

 

 
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