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  1. re·form
    IPA[rəˈfôrm]
  2. verb

    noun

    • 1. the action or process of reforming an institution or practice:

      the reform of the divorce laws

    adjective

    • 1. of, denoting, or pertaining to Reform Judaism:

      a Reform rabbi
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: reform, 3rd person present: reforms, gerund or present participle: reforming, past tense: reformed, past participle: reformed

    • verb

      make changes in (something, especially an institution or practice) in order to improve it:

      cause (someone) to relinquish an immoral, criminal, or self-destructive lifestyle:

    • noun

      the action or process of reforming an institution or practice:
    • adjective

      having been changed in such a way as to be improved:

      having relinquished an immoral, criminal, or self-destructive lifestyle:

    • adjective

      having been changed in such a way as to be improved:

      having relinquished an immoral, criminal, or self-destructive lifestyle:

    • noun

      a form of Judaism, initiated in Germany by the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729–86), which has reformed or abandoned aspects of Orthodox Jewish worship and ritual in an attempt to adapt to modern changes in social, political, and cultural life.
    • noun

      a movement to change the federal government's social welfare policy by shifting some of the responsibility to the states and cutting benefits.
    • noun

      an institution to which youthful offenders are sent as an alternative to prison.
    • noun

      a follower of Reform Judaism, a form of Judaism which has reformed or abandoned aspects of Orthodox Jewish worship and ritual in an attempt to adapt to modern changes in social, political, and cultural life.
    • noun

      the statutory division of agricultural land and its reallocation to landless people:
    • noun

      the systematic alteration of a person's mode of thinking, especially (in Communist China) a process of individual political indoctrination:
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