|1.||[ noun ] a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses|
"justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
|Related terms:||improvement land_reform housecleaning moralisation|
|2.||[ verb ] make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices|
"reform a political system"
|Related terms:||better reformer reclamation|
|3.||[ noun ] (politics) a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices|
"the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
|4.||[ verb ] (religion) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one|
|Synonyms:||reclaim rectify regenerate|
"The Church reformed me" "reform your conduct"
|Related terms:||change convert moralise reformer reclamation|
|5.||[ verb ] change for the better|
"The lazy student promised to reform" "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
|Related terms:||better regenerate|
|6.||[ verb ] produce by cracking|
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material chemistry|
|7.||[ verb ] break up the molecules of ("reform oil")|
|Related terms:||change_integrity chemistry|
|8.||[ verb ] improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition|
"reform the health system in this country"
|Related terms:||better reformation|
|9.||[ noun ] self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice|
"the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"