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Reform meaning

reform - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; " reform a political system"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
  5. 5. Amendment; improvement.
  6. 6. Reformation.
  7. 7. To amend; correct; reclaim.
  8. 8. To become better; be corrected.
  9. 9. To form anew.

reform - examples of usage

  1. Many things of this kind want reform. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. Ah, Master Lionel, when are you going to reform and lead a steady and respectable life?" - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. After that for awhile he kept away from the animals, because his mother loved and clung and cried, when he grew silently cold with revolt against a life not at all for him, or hot with hatred against the Reform School. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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