Associations to the word «Reform»


REFORM, noun. Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
REFORM, verb. To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct.
REFORM, verb. To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a person of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
REFORM, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To form again or in a new configuration.
REFORM JUDAISM, proper noun. A form of Judaism less strict than most others, with services often conducted with less Hebrew.
REFORM SCHOOL, noun. (dated) A penal institution for juveniles, especially males.
REFORM SCHOOLS, noun. Plural of reform school

Dictionary definition

REFORM, noun. A change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts".
REFORM, noun. A campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians".
REFORM, noun. Self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform".
REFORM, verb. Make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; "reform a political system".
REFORM, verb. 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".
REFORM, verb. Produce by cracking; "reform gas".
REFORM, verb. Break up the molecules of; "reform oil".
REFORM, verb. Improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; "reform the health system in this country".
REFORM, verb. Change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King