Synonyms for reform
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Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a person of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
To form again or in a new configuration.
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To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.
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a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
"justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
"the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice
"the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"
make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices
"reform a political system"
reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectifyverb
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"
refine, recover, reclaim, right, repair, tame, renew, domesticize, regenerate, restore, correct, rectify, domesticise, domesticate, revitalize, amend, straighten out, repossess, remedy, rejuvenate, remediate, see the light
produce by cracking
break up the molecules of
improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition
"reform the health system in this country"
reform, straighten out, see the lightverb
change for the better
"The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
shed light on, reclaim, disentangle, enlighten, crystalize, clear up, crystalise, regenerate, illuminate, crystallize, iron out, sort out, square away, clear, rectify, straighten, crystallise, straighten out, clean up, elucidate, unsnarl, put right, neaten, tidy, tidy up, see the light
spark again to any action which has got lost or weak
respark the romanceSubmitted by rinat on August 11, 2019
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If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished. (Proposal to reform welfare programs)
Quite frankly, this 'MyVA' reform plan that secretary has put out, it is a joke. Making VA employees wear these 'I CARE' pins and that's somehow evidence of reform, it's a joke, we need real reform.
If the government pursues too high a growth rate, it will postpone necessary structural reform, what people care more about now is structural reform. We'd like to sacrifice a little bit lower growth rate as long as we have structural reform.
The (Chinese) reform camp has been selling (IMF inclusion) partly on the basis of international prestige, in particular equaling Japan, what is the reform movement going to say now to move reform forward ... if the IMF has already recognized China as an internationalized currency?
Our liberal friends said 'no.' They made all sorts of excuses. Well, as you saw in November, the Maine people didn't buy it. They're demanding reform, they expect reform and we're going to give them reform.
Translations for reform
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- reformieren, ReformGerman
- μεταρρύθμιση, αναμόρφωσηGreek
- reformar, reformaSpanish
- reformi, uudistus, uudistua, uudistaaFinnish
- réformer, réformeFrench
- ath-leasachadh, ath-leasaichScottish Gaelic
- reformar, reformaPortuguese
- рефо́рма, реформи́роватьRussian
- rèfōrma, рѐфо̄рма, reformírati, реформи́рaтиSerbo-Croatian
- reformera, reformSwedish
- isloh qilmoqUzbek
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