Associations to the word «Reform»

Wiktionary

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".

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