reform

phonetic symbol: / rəfɔ́rm | rɪfɔ́rm / 

reform - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
e.g.)
・justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts

[ noun ]
■ self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice
e.g.)
・the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform

[ noun ]
■ a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
e.g.)
・the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians

[ verb ]
■ change for the better
e.g.)
・The lazy student promised to reform
see the light , straighten out

[ verb ]
■ make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices
e.g.)
・reform a political system

[ verb ]
■ improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition
e.g.)
・reform the health system in this country

[ verb ]
■ break up the molecules of
e.g.)
・reform oil

[ verb ]
■ produce by cracking
e.g.)
・reform gas

[ verb ]
■ bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
e.g.)
・The Church reformed me
・reform your conduct
reclaim , rectify , regenerate

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