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Synonyms for reformrɪˈfɔrm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reform(noun)

    a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses

  2. reform(noun)

    a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices

  3. reform(verb)

    self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice

  4. reform(verb)

    make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices

    Synonyms:
    rectify, regenerate, straighten out, reclaim, see the light

  5. reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify(verb)

    bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

    Synonyms:
    refine, recover, reclaim, right, repair, tame, renew, domesticize, regenerate, restore, correct, rectify, domesticise, domesticate, reform, revitalize, amend, straighten out, repossess, remedy, rejuvenate, remediate, see the light

  6. reform(verb)

    produce by cracking

    Synonyms:
    rectify, regenerate, straighten out, reclaim, see the light

  7. reform(verb)

    break up the molecules of

    Synonyms:
    rectify, regenerate, straighten out, reclaim, see the light

  8. reform(verb)

    improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition

    Synonyms:
    rectify, regenerate, straighten out, reclaim, see the light

  9. reform, straighten out, see the light(verb)

    change for the better

    Synonyms:
    shed light on, reclaim, disentangle, enlighten, crystalize, clear up, crystalise, regenerate, illuminate, crystallize, iron out, sort out, square away, clear, rectify, straighten, reform, crystallise, straighten out, clean up, elucidate, unsnarl, put right, neaten, tidy, tidy up, see the light

Wiktionary

  1. reform(noun)

    Synonyms:
    correction, rectification, reformation, amendment, rectify, better, correct, mend, restore, improve, repair, amend, reclaim

  2. reform(verb)

    To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals.

    Synonyms:
    correction, rectification, amendment, reformation, correct, repair, restore, better, improve, reclaim, rectify, mend, amend

  3. reform(verb)

    To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a person of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.

    Synonyms:
    better, improve, reclaim, amend, correct, repair, restore, rectify, mend

  4. reform(verb)

    To form again or in a new configuration.

    Synonyms:
    restore, rectify, mend, reclaim, improve, amend, correct, better, repair

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reform

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, repair

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reform(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    correct, amend, ameliorate, meliorate, make better

  2. reform(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    remodel, form anew

  3. reform(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    amend, become better

  4. reform(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reformation, amendment


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