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1. reform

noun. ['rəˈfɔrm, rɪˈfɔrm'] a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses.

Synonyms

  • improvement
  • housecleaning
  • moralization
  • moralisation

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen

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Words that Rhyme with Reform

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  • torme
  • norm
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Example sentences of the word reform


1. Noun, singular or mass
The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation ended the use of TRuPS to meet capital requirements as of 2013.

Quotes containing the word reform


1. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).
- Mark Twain

2. At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't.
- Rodney Dangerfield

3. The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.
- Oscar Wilde

2. reform-minded

adjective. favoring or promoting reform (often by government action).

Synonyms

  • reformist
  • progressive

Antonyms

  • center
  • right
  • juvenile

3. reform

verb. ['rəˈfɔrm, rɪˈfɔrm'] make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices.

Synonyms

  • amend
  • improve
  • meliorate
  • ameliorate

Antonyms

  • unstring
  • stabilize
  • better
  • assimilate

4. reform

noun. ['rəˈfɔrm, rɪˈfɔrm'] a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices.

Synonyms

  • movement
  • effort
  • crusade
  • cause
  • campaign

Antonyms

  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize

5. reform

noun. ['rəˈfɔrm, rɪˈfɔrm'] self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice.

Synonyms

  • self-improvement

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • increase

6. reform

verb. ['rəˈfɔrm, rɪˈfɔrm'] improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition.

Synonyms

  • amend
  • improve
  • meliorate
  • ameliorate

Antonyms

  • stiffen
  • thin
  • heat
  • discolor

7. reform

verb. ['rəˈfɔrm, rɪˈfɔrm'] change for the better.

Synonyms

  • reclaim
  • better
  • see the light
  • improve
  • straighten out
  • meliorate
  • regenerate
  • ameliorate

Antonyms

  • demilitarise
  • transitivize
  • decontaminate
  • clean

8. reform

verb. ['rəˈfɔrm, rɪˈfɔrm'] break up the molecules of.

Antonyms

  • tune

9. reform

verb. ['rəˈfɔrm, rɪˈfɔrm'] produce by cracking.

Synonyms

  • create from raw stuff

Antonyms

  • magnetise
  • naturalize

10. reform

verb. ['rəˈfɔrm, rɪˈfɔrm'] bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one.

Synonyms

  • rectify
  • alter
  • regenerate
  • modify
  • straighten out
  • see the light
  • change
  • moralize
  • reclaim

Antonyms

  • occidentalize
  • inactivate
  • de-iodinate
  • dry
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