Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reform

3 senses of reform

Sense 1
reform -- (a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts")
       => improvement -- (the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property")

Sense 2
reform -- (a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians")
       => campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort -- (a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort")

Sense 3
reform -- (self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform")
       => self-improvement, self-reformation -- (the act of improving yourself)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reform

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")

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