reform


reform

verb

Definition of REFORM

1
to make better in behavior or character <volunteers at a camp that tries to reform troubled youths>
2
to change one's behavior or character for the better <an alcoholic who's been trying to reform ever since he was arrested for drunk driving>
Synonyms amend, mend, shape up, straighten (up or out)
Related Words behave, regenerate; better, improve
Phrases clean up one's act
Near Antonyms backslide, regress
3
to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from <he had better reform his ways if he wants any of us to trust him>

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