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reform

noun

1 reform

A change for the better as a result of correcting abuses.

Roget 658: improvement; amelioration, melioration; betterment; mend, amendment, emendation; mending etc. v.; advancement; advance etc. (progress) ... show more

Dutch: hervorming
Polish: reforma, reformowanie



2 reform

A campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices.

3 reform

Self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice.

verb

1 reform

Make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices.

Roget 144: be converted into; become, get, wax; come to, turn to, turn into, evolve into, develop into; turn out, lapse, shift; run into, fall into, ... show more

Dutch: hervormen, reformeren

2 reform

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.

synonyms: reclaim, rectify, regenerate.

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

3 reform

Produce by cracking.

4 reform

Break up the molecules of.

5 reform

Improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition.

6 reform

Change for the better:
— The lazy student promised to reform.

synonyms: see the light, straighten out.

Dutch: het licht zien


Moby thesaurus: Fabianism, about-face, accommodate, accommodation, acculturate, adapt, adaptation, adjust, adjustment, advance, alter, alteration, ameliorate, amelioration, amend, amendment, apologize, apostasy, beg pardon, better ... show more.

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