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Definition 1: a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses - [noun denoting act]

Samples where reform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts

(reform is a kind of ...) the act of improving something

"their improvements increased the value of the property"

(... is a kind of reform ) a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)

(... is a kind of reform ) the act of making moral (or more moral)

"for years she worked toward the moralization of English literature"

(... is a kind of reform ) (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions

"more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms" "many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners"

Definition 2: a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices - [noun denoting act]

Samples where reform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians

(reform is a kind of ...) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

"he supported populist campaigns" "they worked in the cause of world peace" "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant" "the movement to end slavery" "contributed to the war effort"

Definition 3: self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice - [noun denoting act]

Samples where reform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform

(reform is a kind of ...) the act of improving yourself

Definition 4: make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices - [verb of change]

Samples where reform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reform a political system

(reform is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(reform has a similar meaning as ...) improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition

"reform the health system in this country"

Definition 5: break up the molecules of - [verb of change]

Samples where reform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reform oil

(reform is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(reform belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 6: produce by cracking - [verb of change]

Samples where reform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reform gas

(reform is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(reform belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 7: change for the better - [verb of change]

Samples where reform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lazy student promised to reform
  • the habitual cheater finally saw the light

Synonyms for reform in the sense of this definition

(reform is a kind of ...) get better

"The weather improved toward evening"

(reform has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 8: bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one - [verb of change]

Samples where reform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Church reformed me
  • reform your conduct

Synonyms for reform in the sense of this definition

(reform is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of reform ) improve the morals of

(reform has a similar meaning as ...) change for the better

"The lazy student promised to reform" "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"

Definition 9: improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition - [verb of change]

Samples where reform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reform the health system in this country

(reform is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(reform has a similar meaning as ...) make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices

"reform a political system"

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