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Dictionary definition for: Reform

1. (n) a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"

2. (v) make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; "reform a political system"

3. (n) a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"

4. (v) 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"

5. (n) self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard''s reform"

6. (v) produce by cracking; "reform gas"

7. (v) break up the molecules of; "reform oil"

8. (v) improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; "reform the health system in this country"

9. (v) change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform" "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"

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