Definitions of reform

  1. To abandon that which is evil or corrupt; to be amended.
  2. To make better morally; free from evils or abuses.
  3. To form again.
  4. 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.
  5. To change from bad to good; make better; free from evils and abuses.
  6. To form again or anew: to transform: to make better: to remove that which is objectionable from: to repair or improve: to reclaim.
  7. To amend; correct; reclaim.
  8. To form anew.
  9. 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.
  10. To give up evil for good.
  11. To become better: to abandon evil: to be corrected or improved.
  12. To become better; be corrected.
  13. make reforms in by removing abuse and injustices; " reform a political system"
  14. improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; " reform the health system in this country"
  15. produce by cracking; " reform gas"
  16. make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; " reform a political system"
  17. break up the molecules of; " reform oil"
  18. To change from worse to better, or to bring from a bad to a good state; to amend; to correct.
  19. self- improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; " the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"
  20. a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; " the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
  21. Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
  22. Change for the better, as in character or politics.
  23. A forming anew: change, amendment, improvement.
  24. Reformation.
  25. An act or result of reformation; change for the better.
  26. A changing for the better; amendment; an extension and more equable distribution of the franchise. Reform school, a reformatory.
  27. A change from worse to better; amendment.
  28. Reformative.
  29. Advocating or supporting reform.