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reform

re·form

reform

 
pronunciation:
rih form
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the improvement of wrong or bad conditions, esp. by political means.
synonyms:
improvement
definition 2: the correction of bad conduct.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reformed, reforming, reforms
definition 1: to improve or enhance through moderate change.
synonyms:
improve
similar words:
amend, change, enhance, reclaim, reorganize, retrieve
definition 2: to cause (someone) to abandon an evil, corrupt, or irresponsible way of living.
similar words:
change, convert, reclaim, redeem, regenerate, rehabilitate, retrieve, save
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give up bad conduct.
synonyms:
amend
similar words:
change, clean up one's act, improve, repent
derivations: reformable (adj.), reformative (adj.)
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