(noun, verb)


1. a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses

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

Definition categories: act, improvement

2. a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices

- the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians

Definition categories: act, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort, movement

3. self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice

- the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform

Definition categories: act


1. make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices

- reform a political system

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

2. 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

Similar word(s): reclaim, rectify, regenerate

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

3. produce by cracking

- reform gas

Definition categories: change

4. break up the molecules of

- reform oil

Definition categories: change

5. improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition

- reform the health system in this country

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

6. change for the better

- The lazy student promised to reform

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

Sentences with reform as a verb:

- to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals

- This product contains reformed meat.

- The regiment reformed after surviving the first attack.

- The pop group reformed for one final tour.