"reforms" in the noun sense
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"
"reforms" in the verb sense
make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices
"reform a political system"
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"
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"
6. reform, straighten out, see the light
change for the better
"The lazy student promised to reform"
"the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
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