Definitions for Reformrɪˈfɔrm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to form again.
the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.:
an instance of this.
the amendment of conduct, belief, etc.
(v.t.)to change to a better state, form, etc.
to cause (a person) to abandon wrong or evil ways of life or conduct.
to put an end to (abuses, evils, etc.).
to subject (petroleum fractions) to a chemical process, as catalytic cracking, that increases the octane content.
(v.i.)to abandon evil conduct or error.
(adj.)(cap.) conforming to or characteristic of Reform Judaism.
Origin of reform:
1300–50; (v.) ME < MF reformer, OF < L refōrmāre
a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
"justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
"the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice
"the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"
make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices
"reform a political system"
reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify(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"
produce by cracking
break up the molecules of
improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition
"reform the health system in this country"
reform, straighten out, see the light(verb)
change for the better
"The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a change or reorganization of sth in order to improve it
education reforms; a call for a reform of the rules; economic reform
to change a system or organization to improve it
to reform the immigration system
to improve your behavior
a reformed alcoholic
Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
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.
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.
To form again or in a new configuration.
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
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
amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government
Reform is a British right-wing think tank based in London, whose declared mission is to set out a better way to deliver public services and economic prosperity via private sector involvement and market de-regulation. Reform describes itself as independent and non-partisan. It was founded in 2001 by Nick Herbert and Andrew Haldenby.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given in England to successive attempts and measures towards the due extension of the franchise in the election of the members of the House of Commons.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
In general, a periodic epidemic, starting with marked heat, followed by a high fever, and accompanied by a flow of ink in the newspapers, a discharge of words from the face and a rush of blood to the polls, leaving the victim a chronic invalid until the next campaign. In New York, reform has been confined to a Low attempt at government.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Reform' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1948
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Reform' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2164
Rank popularity for the word 'Reform' in Nouns Frequency: #582
Translations for Reform
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of improving
the reform of our political system.
- reformaPortuguese (BR)
- die ReformGerman
- αναμόρφωση, βελτίωσηGreek
- اصلاح؛ ساماندهیFarsi
- reforma, poboljšanjeCroatian
- reforma, pertvarkymasLithuanian
- اصلاح؛ ساماندهیPersian
- سمون، اصلاحPashto
- 改革Chinese (Trad.)
- реформа; поліпшенняUkrainian
- sự đổi mớiVietnamese
- 改革Chinese (Simp.)
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