- A change for the better as a result of correcting abuses.
- usage: "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
- A campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices.
- usage: "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
- Self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice.
- usage: "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"
- Make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices.
- usage: "reform a political system"
- Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one.
- usage: "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
- Produce by cracking.
- usage: "reform gas"
- Break up the molecules of.
- usage: "reform oil"
- Improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition.
- usage: "reform the health system in this country"
- Change for the better.
- usage: "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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