Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb re-form

6 senses of reform

Sense 1
reform -- (make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; "reform a political system")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 2
reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
reform -- (produce by cracking; "reform gas")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 4
reform -- (break up the molecules of; "reform oil")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 5
reform -- (improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; "reform the health system in this country")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 6
reform, straighten out, see the light -- (change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light")
       => better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate -- (get better; "The weather improved toward evening")

Antonyms of adj re-formed

1 sense of re-formed

Sense 1
re-formed -- (formed again or anew; "the re-formed scout troop has been very active")

INDIRECT (VIA organized) -> unorganized, unorganised -- (not having or belonging to a structured whole; "unorganized territories lack a formal government")


2 senses of reformed

Sense 1
Reformed -- (of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran; "Dutch Reformed theology")

INDIRECT (VIA unorthodox) -> orthodox -- (adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world")

Sense 2
reformed -- (caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one; "a reformed drunkard")

INDIRECT (VIA regenerate) -> unregenerate, unregenerated -- (not reformed morally or spiritually; "unregenerate human nature"; "unregenerate conservatism")

Similarity of adj re-formed

1 sense of re-formed

Sense 1
re-formed -- (formed again or anew; "the re-formed scout troop has been very active")
       => organized (vs. unorganized) -- (formed into a structured or coherent whole)


2 senses of reformed

Sense 1
Reformed -- (of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran; "Dutch Reformed theology")
       => unorthodox (vs. orthodox) -- (breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle")

Sense 2
reformed -- (caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one; "a reformed drunkard")
       => regenerate (vs. unregenerate) -- (reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay")

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