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"

Related terms: campaign
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
Synonyms: straighten_out see_the_light

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

Related terms: better regenerate
6. [ verb ] produce by cracking

"reform gas"

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"

Related terms: self-improvement
Similar spelling:   reformer