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