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Definitions of reform

  1. To abandon that which is evil or corrupt; to be amended. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make better morally; free from evils or abuses. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To form again. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. 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; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To change from bad to good; make better; free from evils and abuses. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To form again or anew: to transform: to make better: to remove that which is objectionable from: to repair or improve: to reclaim. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To amend; correct; reclaim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To form anew. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To give up evil for good. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To become better: to abandon evil: to be corrected or improved. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To become better; be corrected. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. make reforms in by removing abuse and injustices; "reform a political system" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; "reform the health system in this country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. produce by cracking; "reform gas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; "reform a political system" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. break up the molecules of; "reform oil" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. To change from worse to better, or to bring from a bad to a good state; to amend; to correct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Change for the better, as in character or politics. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. A forming anew: change, amendment, improvement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Reformation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. An act or result of reformation; change for the better. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A changing for the better; amendment; an extension and more equable distribution of the franchise. Reform school, a reformatory. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A change from worse to better; amendment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Reformative. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Advocating or supporting reform. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for reform

  1. Reform is a great thing. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  2. Proclus replied that it was one thing to know the truth and another thing to prove it, meaning that the value of geometry lay in the proof rather than in the mere facts, a thing that all who seek to reform the teaching of geometry would do well to keep in mind. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
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