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Overview of noun reform

The noun reform has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) reform

(a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts")

2. (1) reform

(a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians")

3. reform

(self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform")

Overview of verb reform

The verb reform has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) reform

(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")

3. reform

(produce by cracking; "reform gas")

4. reform

(break up the molecules of; "reform oil")

5. reform

(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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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